Get Clearer Skin and Live Life to its Fullest

If you have an itch that just won't leave you alone -- along with blotches of red on your skin, you probably have a chronic skin condition that needs attention. Dry, scaly and irritated skin can be due to a number of skin conditions. Two that can sometimes appear similar but are very different are psoriasis and eczema (atopic dermatitis). Both are skin conditions with similar symptoms but there are important differences in what causes them, their symptoms, and how they are treated and managed. It’s important to understand the differences between psoriasis and eczema so you can manage them...

  Alisha Bridges has lived and thrived with psoriatic disease for over two decades. She is a blogger and health advocate who strives to inspire others with her story of living with a chronic condition. She shares insights and helpful tips from her experiences and holistic approaches to help manage her chronic condition. Read her poignant story:    “You are a pretty girl, but your skin is ugly.” Those hurtful words pierced through me. I immediately felt pain, emotional discomfort, and shame. Those words killed my self-esteem, and for a moment, a part of me crawled away and died. At this...

Itching, pain, and other symptoms can lead to sleep problems when you have psoriasis. When you are unable to get a good night’s sleep regularly, this can have effects on your body physically and mentally. In fact, poor sleep quality can raise your risk of having other diseases or conditions that can occur with psoriasis, known as comorbidities. Improving your sleep quality and finding effective psoriasis treatments can help you reduce your risk of these comorbidities. Common Sleep Problems with Psoriasis Sleep problems are a common occurrence in people who have psoriasis. A study published in Reumatologia found that 57.7 percent of patients with...

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