August is Psoriasis Action Month, a time to not only educate yourself and your loved ones about the disease but to prepare yourself to take steps toward your best skin health.
For the 8 MILLION Americans affected by psoriasis, managing the condition can be a daily challenge. But this chronic disease doesn’t have to sideline you if you’re armed with the latest information on managing and treating it.
This post provides a list of links from three trusted organizations you can use to educate yourself about the disease and its triggers, treatments, and support networks.
Visit and bookmark the pages* so you’ll be prepared to talk with your dermatologist and take ACTION toward clearer skin!
The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected. This intuitive and patient-friendly website is a goldmine of information about psoriasis!
Whether you’re newly diagnosed or have been living with psoriasis for years, the NPF has resources to help you live your healthiest life.
In addition to the expected disease overview, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment information, the NPF recognizes the stress involved in living with psoriasis and goes above and beyond to support your mental health needs, too:
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations.
This trusted source walks you through the definition, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for your psoriasis.
In addition to the basic overview of the disease you’d expect to find on a medical site, there are some very interesting insights.
WebMD was created to provide credible information about medical news to the public. This valuable resource should NEVER take the place of consulting with your dermatologist, but it does have some helpful information and articles about psoriasis.
Of course, it has the standard overview of the disease, but it also has some other great articles you may find interesting:
You may think you know a lot about psoriasis, but do you really? Take a few minutes to go through these psoriasis quizzes and discover your true PIQ.
Before you end up going through yet another untreated psoriasis flare-up, visit Integrated Dermatology of Tidewater and take action on having your clearest possible skin.
Book your next appointment by calling (757) 461-1033 (Opt. 1) today.
*The links in this post are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should always seek the advice of your dermatologist with any questions you may have about your psoriasis.