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  • Nov 2018

    What are the signs and symptoms of psoriasis?

    The best-known symptom of psoriasis is the way it affects the skin. However, psoriasis is a complex condition, and its impact can be wide-ranging, with effects on the nails, joints, and mental wellbeing.

  • Nov 2018

    What are the possible complications of psoriasis?

    Psoriasis often causes skin lesions, but a person with psoriasis may also have a higher risk of other conditions, such as celiac or inflammatory bowel disease. Other possible complications range from a type of arthritis to heart problems and depression. Find out more.

  • Nov 2018

    Differences between Enbrel and Humira

    Enbrel and Humira are medications that doctors prescribe to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions. Both help lower inflammation in the joints and are similar, regarding their available forms, storage, and costs. Learn more about Enbrel and Humira, and which might be the most appropriate, here.

  • Nov 2018

    Symptoms and treatment of psoriatic arthritis rash

    Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) causes pain and inflammation of the joints. Many people with PsA also experience the red, scaly rash that is characteristic of psoriasis. Treatments for the rash include topical medications, light therapy, and oral and intravenous drugs. Learn more here.

  • Nov 2018

    What is the link between psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis?

    Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are related autoimmune conditions. Psoriasis may cause psoriatic arthritis, though they can develop independently. Learn more about the link between these conditions, along with their symptoms, causes, and treatments, here.

  • Nov 2018

    Managing psoriasis on the feet

    Psoriasis can develop almost anywhere on the body. However, psoriasis on the feet can be particularly painful and challenging to treat. It is also necessary to be able to tell the difference between psoriasis on the feet and athlete's foot, as the treatment for these two conditions is very different. Learn more here.

  • Nov 2018

    How to identify and treat scalp psoriasis

    When psoriasis affects the scalp, it causes dry, itchy, and flaky skin under the hair. It can be more challenging to treat than other forms of psoriasis. In this article, we provide pictures to help people identify scalp psoriasis and explain the symptoms and treatment of this condition.

  • Nov 2018

    What's the difference between inverse psoriasis and intertrigo?

    Inverse psoriasis and intertrigo are two skin conditions that cause a rash in areas where the skin folds. They are separate conditions with different causes and treatments. Learn more here.

  • Nov 2018

    What to know about psoriasis and keratosis pilaris

    Psoriasis and keratosis pilaris are both common skin conditions. People can develop both at the same time, although psoriasis and keratosis pilaris have different causes and treatments. We discuss both conditions here.

  • Nov 2018

    What to know about light therapy for psoriasis

    Light therapy is an effective treatment for moderate to severe psoriasis. Learn about the types, procedure, and side effects of light therapy for psoriasis here.

  • Nov 2018

    What can cause sores or scabs on the scalp?

    Scabs and sores on the scalp can be painful and itchy, but they often clear up on their own after a few days. However, there are many possible causes of scabs and sores, and some may require medical treatment. Learn more here.

  • Nov 2018

    Is there a link between psoriasis and Candida?

    While researchers know there is a link between Candida, a type of yeast, and psoriasis, they do not fully understand how the two are related. Learn more with this article.

  • Oct 2018

    Psoriasis oral medications: List and side effects

    Topical creams are often the first line of treatment for psoriasis, but many people with moderate to severe symptoms also take oral medications. Learn about them here.

  • Oct 2018

    What can cause red skin?

    Skin redness is often harmless, but can sometimes be a symptom of another condition. Possible causes of red skin include burns, infections, and allergic reactions. Learn more here.

  • Oct 2018

    How to relieve itching

    Itching can be bothersome and cause a person to lose sleep or damage their skin. In this article, learn about a variety of simple remedies to get relief from itching.

  • Oct 2018

    How does psoriatic arthritis affect the spine?

    Psoriatic arthritis can cause stiffness and pain in the spinal joints, but early diagnosis and treatment can prevent complications. Here, learn more about how psoriatic arthritis affects the spine.

  • Oct 2018

    How does psoriatic arthritis affect the hands?

    Psoriatic arthritis can cause swelling, pain, and stiffness in the finger and hand joints. In this article, we look at ways to treat and manage the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis in the hands.

  • Oct 2018

    Can probiotics help with psoriasis?

    Probiotics feed the good bacteria in the gut. Keeping these bacteria healthy is essential in supporting the immune system and easing symptoms of inflammatory conditions, such as psoriasis. Here, we take a look at the research that links probiotics with psoriasis treatment.

  • Oct 2018

    How to identify psoriasis and ringworm

    Psoriasis and ringworm both cause red, scaly rashes to appear on the skin. Learn how to tell psoriasis and ringworm apart, plus how to identify other common skin rashes, here.

  • Oct 2018

    How to tell the difference between psoriasis and skin cancer

    Psoriasis and skin cancer both change the skin’s appearance. Being able to recognize these diseases can result in early treatment and a better outlook. Learn to distinguish between symptoms of psoriasis and skin cancer here.

  • Oct 2018

    11 triggers for psoriasis flares

    People with psoriasis experience flares where the symptoms worsen. Triggers include stress, certain medications, and skin injuries. Here, we explore possible triggers for psoriasis flares and tips on how to avoid and manage them.

  • Oct 2018

    Symptoms and severity of plaque psoriasis

    Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis. Treatment will depend on the severity of the symptoms, which doctors may determine using grading scales. In this article, we provide pictures of plaque psoriasis to help people identify the condition.

  • Oct 2018

    How can psoriasis affect the lungs?

    Psoriasis causes widespread inflammation that can affect the skin and several organ systems. A person with psoriasis may experience lung-related complications, including lung fibrosis and interstitial lung disease. Learn more here.

  • Sep 2018

    Is my rash psoriasis or folliculitis?

    Psoriasis and folliculitis are both skin conditions that can cause small bumps on the skin. The causes, other symptoms, and treatment of the two conditions are different. In this article, we look at how to identify and treat psoriasis and folliculitis.

  • Sep 2018

    Psoriasis and pityriasis rosea: What's the difference?

    Psoriasis and pityriasis rosea are common skin conditions that can cause patches of scaly, red skin. In this article, we look at the causes and treatment of these conditions and how people can identify each of them.