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Psoriasis: What I Wish People Knew

Psoriasis: What I Wish People Knew

Loneliness and lack of understanding can be as debilitating as palmoplantar psoriasis itself. For me, living with several chronic inflammatory diseases is oftentimes a solitary affair...

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Managing My Psoriasis Flares Involves Preparation, Acceptance, and Resilience

Managing My Psoriasis Flares Involves Preparation, Acceptance, and Resilience

While prevention may be the best medicine, sometimes flares just happen. When they do, having a plan in place to ride the wave of symptoms, speed healing, and shorten ...

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Psoriasis Shaped My Identity Until I Took Control

Psoriasis Shaped My Identity Until I Took Control

“Did you have chickenpox?” “Were you burned?” Blank stares. Name calling. I’ve heard it all in 26 years of living with psoriasis: advice, questions, comments, and looks. I was often referred to or identified ...

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Why Me? How I Came to Terms With Having Psoriasis

Why Me? How I Came to Terms With Having Psoriasis

I first noticed redness and a few scales on my elbows at the start of my freshman year in college. My mom took me to a dermatologist and the diagnosis was swift: I had ...

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Getting a Psoriasis Diagnosis Wasn't as Easy as I Had Thought

Getting a Psoriasis Diagnosis Wasn't as Easy as I Had Thought

It was 2019, and I had just finished my cross country season at college. I noticed several red bumps on my chest. They seemed to multiply at a rapid rate ...

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How I Found the 'Light at the End of the Tunnel' After My Psoriasis Diagnosis

How I Found the 'Light at the End of the Tunnel' After My Psoriasis Diagnosis

Not only is psoriasis a physically damaging skin disease, but it can also take a toll on your mental health. Over the past 3 years of combating psoriasis, the most ...

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