Why It's So Important to Know Your Cancer Risk if You Have Psoriasis

Some risk factors for cancer, , are well known, but others are still being discovered. Now, a new report has found that having —the autoimmune condition that causes thick, red, scaly skin patches to grow—just might increase your risk of developing several types of cancer. ...

The 2 Shampoos You Should Be Using if You Have Psoriasis

If you suffer from scalp psoriasis—which affects nearly 80 percent of patients with psoriasis—reaching for a garden-variety drugstore shampoo to wash your hair won’t help improve the itching, scaling, and crusting on your scalp. ...

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

Even if you don't have psoriasis and don't...

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.  ...

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