What to Know About the Type of Psoriasis That Can Be Triggered by Strep Throat

Psoriasis—a chronic, inflammatory skin condition—affects more than eight million people in the U.S. alone. From there, things get a little trickier. There are actually five different types of psoriasis, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF): plaque, guttate, inverse, pustular, and erythrodermic. ...

What To Know About Scalp Psoriasis, The Autoimmune Disease That Can Look Like Dandruff

Fun fact: Your skin is the largest organ in your body (that's according to literally everywhere, like the American Academy of Dermatology)—and, as a chronic skin condition, psoriasis can happen anywhere on that organ. But when it shows up on your scalp, it's specifically called scalp psoriasis. ...

Safety Issues Prompt FDA Changes to Psoriasis Drug Label

By Theresa TamkinsFRIDAY, Oct. 17 (Health.com) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Thursday that it has updated the label for the psoriasis drug Raptiva to reflect the fact that the drug may increase the risk of life-threatening opportunistic infections. ...

Living Well with Psoriasis on World Psoriasis Day

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Here's What It Really Feels Like to Have Psoriasis

Actress Ciena Rae Nelson took to Instagram last week to post a powerful message about psoriasis with a pair of side-by-side photos: On the left, her face during a flare-up, the red, scaly patches just visible beneath her makeup. On the right, the same photo, but edited to enhance the color and details—and portray what the skin disease...

The Many Ways Stress Can Affect Your Skin

Last week Anne Hathaway was apparently so stressed out by an upcoming appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she broke out in hives. "Proof that nerves are real," she posted with a photo of the angry rash on Instagram. ...

Did Stress Trigger Kim Kardashian West's Psoriasis Flare-Up?

After a three-month hiatus, Kim Kardashian West returned to social media this week with a series of adorable photos of North and Saint. But a recent tweet has fans concerned about the reality star’s well-being.  ...

This May Be Why Women Are Far More Likely to Get Autoimmune Diseases

Nearly 80% of people who suffer from autoimmune diseases are women, and why that's the case has long been a medical mystery. But new research suggests the answer may have to do with differences between men's and women's genes—a discovery that could pave the way for better diagnostic methods and treatments in the future. ...

This Woman Posted a Selfie When Her Skin Condition Was Flaring Up to Make a Powerful Point

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes dry, itchy patches on the skin, and though it’s common, some cases are much more severe than others. Influencer Aimee Godden has one of those severe cases, but instead of trying to hide her skin from the world, she embraces it as part of who she is. ...

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