What Psoriasis Sufferers Are Tired of Hearing

If I had a dollar for every time someone told me about what their mother, sister or brother tried for psoriasis, or offered advice on how to treat the condition I have been living with for much of my life, I’d be rich. You may mean well, but sometimes advice to a person with a chronic condition can come off as insensitive. Here are some top culprits and suggestions for encouraging things to say instead.

“Just put lotion on it.”
"Just put lotion on it."

Not that simple – psoriasis isn’t just a skin thing. It is a disease of the immune system that affectsthe skin. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, a person’s  immune system displays, “faulty signals that tell skin cells to grow too quickly. New skin cells form in days rather than weeks…” It’s key to understand that psoriasis is more than a cosmetic issue, and that it can lead to other diseases such as Gout and Crohn’s Disease.

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Just a girl with psoriasis.

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