Dealing with the Stigma of Psoriasis
December 12, 2014 | By Evans Dermatology
Social and emotional concerns often accompany the chronic autoimmune disease psoriasis. Much of the population believes that this disease is contagious. In Dealing with the Stigma of Psoriasis from San Antonio News Express, Dr. Colby Evans explains how patients’ lives can feel dominated by their disease, even in everyday situations such as shaking hands and playing sports. Psoriasis, which presents itself as red, scaly patches that itch and burn, has limited treatment options and can occur on any area of the body. Because of this, many who possess it are self-conscious of its presence. The article stresses that social support is crucial in ensuring that individuals suffering from psoriasis feel comfortable in their own skin.