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What should I tell people at work about my psoriasis?

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You may have to take time off from work for psoriasis treatments or the side effects they may cause. Talk to your supervisor and any co-workers who need to know. The more they understand about psoriasis and the treatments you get, the more supportive they're likely to be. If you don't get the support and help you need at work, make an appointment to see a human resources counselor.

SOURCES:

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Treatments," "Connect With Others."

Linda Cornish, dermatology nurse, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, CA.

Julie Nelligan, PhD, health psychologist, private practice, Portland, OR.

Cornish, L.  , February 2008. Dermatology Nursing

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 28, 2019

SOURCES:

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Treatments," "Connect With Others."

Linda Cornish, dermatology nurse, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, CA.

Julie Nelligan, PhD, health psychologist, private practice, Portland, OR.

Cornish, L.  , February 2008. Dermatology Nursing

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 28, 2019

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