Change the conversation – #SaySomething about your Psoriasis
Sinéad has psoriasis on her scalp and neck. Watch how she worries about and imagines a negative reaction from a new hairdresser to how her skin looks – and how she deals with the subject when she finally sits down to get her hair cut.
Dr. Kate Russo – How to deal with stigma as a Psoriasis patient
In this video, Clinical Psychologist Dr Kate Russo looks at the stigma faced by people living with psoriasis and gives some tips on how you can address this stigma in social situations. People with psoriasis have two issues to deal with – not only the skin condition but also the stigma associated with it; for some people this can be the most distressing part.
Make the most of the time with your doctor
Often, the time you spend with your GP is limited. Making the most of your visit is really important; so don’t feel embarrassed about asking questions or telling the doctor how you feel. Be sure to talk to them about your symptoms, progress and, if necessary, options for alternative treatment or onward referral to a dermatologist. Below you can download a guide to communicating with your GP. You can use it to help explain your symptoms to your doctor and have an open conversation about your condition. Remember, your doctor can help you, simply SAY SOMETHING.
Peter Mark stylist Luke on scalp psoriasis.
Sometimes having scalp psoriasis can make you feel uncomfortable or anxious in advance of a hair appointment because of the visibility of the condition and anxiety about what the hairdresser or barber might think or say about how your skin looks. Psoriasis affecting the scalp is very common; almost 80% of people with psoriasis will have scalp involvement at some point in their lives. Listen to Peter Mark stylist Luke to get a hairdressing professional’s view on scalp psoriasis.
Communicating with your GP (PDF)
Download our guide to communicating with your GP. Use it to help explain your symptoms to your doctor and have an open conversation about your condition.Download
Psoriasis Booklet (PDF)
Our new 'What you need to know about psoriasis booklet' has been prepared to help you understand your condition, talk with your doctor, learn about available treatments and find useful tips for living with psoriasis.Download
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