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Wed, 08/23/2017 - 05:23

Could it be psoriasis?

Skin rashes are not unusual, but how do you know if it’s something that you should be worried about?

Rashes can be caused by infections (fungal, bacterial or viral), eczema, dermatitis, acne and psoriasis. All of these rashes can look similar at certain times, and a sample of skin may need to be taken and tested to properly identify the cause.

If you have any sort of recurring skin rash or roughness it’s best to get it checked out by your GP.

Treating psoriasis

While there is no cure for psoriasis, symptoms can be decreased, and in some cases, disappear, if they are well managed with treatment. A variety of treatments are available for psoriasis, and which is best for you will depend on a number of factors.

In making a treatment decision, your GP or dermatologist will consider with you: the severity of your psoriasis, its location, how it is affecting your quality of life, and whether you have other health concerns.

It is important to talk to your GP or dermatologist to find a psoriasis treatment regimen that works best for you.

Living better with psoriasis

Psoriasis is a medical condition that you have – it does not define who you are. A number of different healthcare professionals may be involved in your care, but the most important person is you. There are many different things you can do to help manage your psoriasis and make your life better.

Letting your doctor know how psoriasis affects your day-to-day life is the best way to ensure your treatment best targets the things that bother you.

This educational resource is not intended to replace discussions with your healthcare team. If you have any questions about your condition or treatment, please contact your doctor.