Articles

This section contains articles about psoriasis and related conditions written by doctors, specialists, journalists and individuals from professional bodies and organisations.

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  • Exercise and Psoriasis

    The importance of exercise in encouraging good health has been stressed by those within the medical profession for years. Research recently published by scientists at Har...

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    Antibiotics for use in treating psoriasis

    Guttate psoriasis seems to occur most often in children, teenagers and young adults, although it can occur in older adults too. It is often triggered after a streptococca...

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  • Psoriasis ‘increases the risk of erectile dysfunction’

    The results of a new study suggest that there may be a link between psoriasis and sexual dysfunction in men. According to the study, 53% of men with psoriasis reported ex...

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    Laundry care and the effect on psoriasis

    People suffering from chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis may not want to use conventional laundry detergents or fabric softeners. Some laundry products may contain...

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  • Psychodermatology

    Psychodermatology is a health speciality where psychology, psychiatry and dermatology overlap. The link between the skin and the mind is clear in an everyday sense.

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    Smoking and how it can affect psoriasis

    Psoriasis has been linked to different causes. One of these causes is smoking and it is thought that there is a relationship between smoking and psoriasis and that smokin...

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  • New drug can clear all psoriasis symptoms

    A University of Manchester led trial of a new psoriasis drug has resulted in 40 percent of people showing a complete clearance of psoriatic plaques after 12 weeks of trea...

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    Clothing and what to wear if you have psoriasis

    If you suffer with psoriasis what you wear can have a huge impact on the condition of your skin. Choosing the right clothing can help minimise the symptoms of psoriasis a...

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  • The FreeFrom Skincare Awards 2015 Shortlist

    Over 150 products from more than 100 skincare brands have made the shortlist of the fourth annual FreeFrom Skincare Awards. Neal’s Yard Remedies lead the way with fiv...

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    Bathing and showering and dead sea salts in the treatment of psoriasis

    In the 1950s studies concluded that authentic salts extracted from the Dead Sea had a proven therapeutic effect on skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Dead Sea ...

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  • Independent King’s Fund report finds major failings in NHS services for people with skin disea...

    A report by the King’s Fund* into a major NHS specialty - dermatology - has identified staff shortages, poor training, inconsistent quality in diagnosis and treatment a...

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    Tar preparations for treating psoriasis

    Coal tar preparation has been used for over a hundred years to treat psoriasis. Coal tar is a thick brown or black liquid. It is a by-product when coal is carbonised to ...

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