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Living with Psoriasis It seems to come out of nowhere, the angry, red, inflamed eruption of psoriasis. You try to hide it, but all too often it can’t be covered or concealed, leaving you feeling like you want to retreat into seclusion. You watch the world go by, missing out on family events and the social activities you once loved – and long to rejoin. Living with psoriasis is difficult, particularly when you haven’t been able to get it under control. The embarrassment and discomfort both physically and mentally can drag you down leaving you feeling depressed and alone. It doesn’t...

Mike B., psoriasis warrior and patient supporter shares his pearls of wisdom and lessons on how to manage living with psoriasis.  For me it started with an unexplained bump on the palm of my right hand. Not a big deal, but within the next few weeks one turned to many and soon both my palms were cracked, bleeding, and so itchy I could barely stand them. Then, it showed up on the soles of my feet, and soon my legs and arms. It still shocks me how quickly my life went from ‘normal’ to ‘nightmarish’, and how hard everyday tasks...

We’ve all suffered through sleepless nights from time to time. New parents deal with it for months on end and somehow survive. For those living with a psoriasis skin condition or disease, the sleepless nights can feel endless. It starts with an itch that wakes you up from a sound sleep -- pruritus (yes, there’s actually a word for it). And then comes the scratching, sometimes while sleeping, that keeps you and your partner from ever feeling truly rested. That lack of sleep raises stress hormones in your body that can actually make psoriasis worse. Not to mention, scratching from...