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What questions should I ask my doctor about psoriasis?

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If you've been diagnosed with psoriasis, ask your doctor these questions during your next visit:

1. How severe is my psoriasis? 2. What is your overall approach to treatment for psoriasis? 3. What is our treatment plan for my psoriasis? 4. What is the purpose of each of my medications? 5. What side effects should I look out for from my psoriasis treatments? 6. What can I do on my own to care for my psoriasis? 7. Besides medication, what other psoriasis treatments might help me?





SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "What is Psoriasis?"

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Itch Relief," "Your Diet and Psoriasis: Maintaining Overall Well-Being," "Sunlight and Other Psoriasis Treatments," "Time to Kick the Habit? Thinking Twice About Alcohol and Cigarettes."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 20, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "What is Psoriasis?"

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Itch Relief," "Your Diet and Psoriasis: Maintaining Overall Well-Being," "Sunlight and Other Psoriasis Treatments," "Time to Kick the Habit? Thinking Twice About Alcohol and Cigarettes."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 20, 2019

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