Psoriasis may affect your relationships, but don’t let it control them. Learn how to better manage psoriasis and be your true self.
Did you know that psoriasis is an autoimmune disease? That means your body’s immune system is overactive and causing fast turnover of skin cells, which makes your skin look red and scaly.
Psoriasis is the most prevalent autoimmune disease in the US. It affects nearly 7.5 million people—impacting women and men equally.
Did you know that doctors often recommend a combination of treatments for psoriasis? These may include the following:
Eczema is a recurring condition that results in dry, easily irritated, itchy skin. You can help keep it under control: establish a daily skincare regimen and stick with it.
Did you know that the exact cause of eczema is unknown? But scientists do know that eczema develops because of a combination of genes and environmental triggers.
An estimated 3 in 10 Americans have eczema. It is most common in babies and children, but adults can get eczema, too. People who live in cities and dry climates may be more likely to get it.
Living with eczema comes down to 4 basics: know your triggers, follow a regular bathing and moisturizing routine, use prescription medication as needed, and watch for signs of skin infection.
When it comes to using prescription medication, there are a variety of options available to help you manage eczema:
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Myths about acne are as common as acne itself. One common myth is that you have to let acne run its course. Dermatologists know that’s not always the best advice.
Did you know that when your pores become plugged with oil and dead skin cells, you may develop whiteheads and/or blackheads? You may also experience pimples on the face, forehead, chest, upper back, or shoulders.
Acne affects about 40 to 50 million Americans. It is most common in teens and young adults. About 80% of people between ages 11 and 30 have acne outbreaks at some point. But acne is common after age 30, too. Among men, 20%, 12%, and 7% reported having acne in their 30s, 40s, and 50s and older, respectively. Among women, the rates were even greater: 35%, 26%, and 15%, respectively.
Because of the risk of dark spots and permanent scars, it’s important to see your doctor or dermatologist as soon as acne appears. Over-the-counter options may or may not help your acne. Ask your doctor about prescription treatment options with proven results.
Some prescription treatment options that are available to help address acne include the following: