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Psoriasis: Test Your Knowledge

Psoriasis affects up to 7.5 million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health. Psoriasis is more common in adults than children and affects males and females equally.

Psoriasis affects:

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Treating Psoriasis on Your Face

Psoriasis on the face is different than on other parts of the body. Your skin there is thinner and may be more sensitive to treatments. In this area, the condition usually affects your: Eyebrows Skin between your nose and upper lip Upper forehead Hairline You have a lot of options for treating psoriasis in these areas. Work closely with your doctor to find what works best for you.

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  • 2% to 3% of people throughout the world
  • About 2.2% of people in the United States
  • Some cultures more than others. Worldwide, psoriasis is most common in Scandinavia and other parts of northern Europe. It appears to be far less common among Asians and is rare in Native Americans, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Reviewed by Norman Levine, MD on October 31, 2012

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