Psoriasis is a lifelong condition; hence, it is important to develop a plan to deal with it. Therefore, learning about the disease, associated problems and treatments will be of great use, and in addition, learn how to inform others. By trying to educate others, you can also feel more empowered in the management of your condition and address the misconceptions that can lead to social stigmas.
Your doctor should provide you support and education about how to manage the condition.
There are also useful resources on the internet:
- The Psoriasis Association (www.psoriasis-association.org.uk) offers advice and education for people with psoriasis.
- The Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance (www.papaa.org) offers advice, education, and self-help for people with psoriasis and arthritis.
- The British Association of Dermatologists (www.bad.org.uk) advises on best practice and the provision of dermatology services in the UK.
- The International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (https://ifpa-pso.com/ ) units national and regional psoriasis associations from around the world. Psoriasis associations contribute by disseminating information about the disease and patient care, and they serve to represent patients.
With all this information, psoriasis can be turned from a stress-inducing disorder into a manageable annoyance
- Being me in my own skin. [Internet]. Available at: http://www.beingmeinmyownskin.com/health-corner/educating-yourself-on-psoriasis/ Accessed: 3/07/2018.
- Guidelines in practice. [Internet]. Top tips: Psoriasis. Available at: https://www.guidelinesinpractice.co.uk/skin-and-wound-care/top-tips-psoriasis/352697.article. Accessed: 3/07/2018.