A look at some of the latest advancements in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis – and why dermatologists are so vital to prevent severe disease.
As a teenager, Ronni Wilson had a doctor tell her that Black people didn’t get psoriasis. So not true! So she charged on in search of real answers.
A rheumatologist discusses what's being done to help people with psoriatic disease.
Elaine Husni, MD, says as more is learned about the causes, treatments that can control and calm the condition will continue to leap forward.
The diagnosis of psoriatic disease has also come a long way. It was under-recognized for a long time.
– Rebecca Haberman, MD
Psoriasis may not be obvious on skin of color, and it is often mistaken for conditions like eczema, so dermatologists need to look for other signs.
The color of your skin may not only affect the appearance of psoriasis, but your quality of care, too.
Psoriatic disease can affect your whole body, so your team of doctors may include a dermatologist, a rheumatologist, or even an occupational therapist.
From telehealth to new scientific discoveries, specialist Nilanjana Bose discusses the ways in which treating psoriasis are advancing.
Watch as WebMD's Chief Medical Officer John Whyte, MD, and other experts discuss the latest in treatments and research.
Allie and Ryan changed their diets and exercise routines to take it easy on their stiff, swollen joints and irritated skin.
Psoriatic disease can take a toll on physical and emotional well-being. Dermatologists highlight why it’s a tricky condition and what you can do to manage it.
Amber McKnight, a 27-year-old New Jersey native, shares her complicated and lengthy journey to get a psoriasis diagnosis.
Growing up, I didn’t have great medical coverage, so I didn’t get the best treatment. I also believe that’s why it took me longer to get a proper diagnosis.
– Diane Talbert
This is me. This is what I have. This is what I live with. If you want to know about it, I can tell you. If you don’t, that’s fine. Just don’t insult me.
– Tami Seretti
When I meet with patients, I tell them I realize how tough it is and hold eye contact for a few seconds. The majority of them tear up.
– Richard Fried, MD, PhD
When you choose a specialist, make sure they have experience treating psoriatic disease and let them know about any financial concerns you have.
– Steve Feldman, MD
Technology is a beautiful thing. ... [It] can make it easier to stay in touch with patients with psoriatic disease who need ongoing care.
– Nilanjana Bose, MD
I’ve had psoriatic disease for less than 5 years, and that was enough to make me see how debilitating it could be. I’m just relieved to get my life back.
– Anne Babcock Stiner
See what others do to treat their psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, and find ways to get the support you need to live with psoriatic disease.
From social media to support groups, there are so many ways to share your story, which is really “the heart of advocacy,” Melissa Leeolou says.
Dermatologist Steve Feldman offers his tips and tricks to handling what can be, for some, a high price to pay.
The same treatments can have different outcomes, so dermatologists will tailor a treatment program based on how your psoriasis looks.
David Rosmarin, MD, gets candid about what questions he asks those that come to him for treatment, why, and how it helps inform your treatment.
One woman shares her story about her struggle with psoriatic disease symptoms and how she and her doctor chose to try a biologic to treat her disease.
Alisha Marie Bridges was diagnosed with psoriasis at 7 years old, and she was mocked by other children. She turned her pain into a passion for helping others.
Kaleigh Wan is a 26-year-old who takes biologics for her psoriasis. Learn more about how her support system helps with her treatment regimen.
Julie Greenwood's battle with psoriasis was completely changed when she found biologics. After years of frustration, she found the solution that's best for her.
Get tips from people going through the same things you are.
An advocate in the field, David Chandler explains why diagnosing the condition isn't always as straightforward as it may seem.
As both a psychologist and a dermatologist, Richard Fried has a unique point of view when it comes to managing your well-being.
See how embracing her condition helped one woman both mentally and physically.
Diane Talbert has dealt with her condition, and the myths surrounding it, for decades. She explains why it's so important to stay informed.