If you’ve never had psoriasis, then you have no idea how uncomfortable it can be. Psoriasis is a skin disorder that causes, red, inflamed, flaky skin. It can occur on any part of the body. It itches, sometimes it hurts and it’s embarrassing if it occurs on a part of the body that’s exposed for everyone to see. Many who suffer from this skin disorder want to crawl into a hole, they don’t want to go out in public and they would do anything to get rid of it, or at least relieve the symptoms. There is help available, however, and it’s as close as your local dermatologist’s office.
Make Sure It Is Psoriasis
If you suspect you have psoriasis, make an appointment with a dermatologist today. If you don’t have one, go to the nearest one. Or, if you have insurance, ask your provider which dermatologists in your area are within your coverage network.
Your dermatologist will schedule an initial consultation and will then determine if you do, in fact, have psoriasis. If you do, your dermatologist will then determine the severity. Most cases can be cured by a topical cream, usually prescription strength. If the case is severe, your dermatologist may have other options available and will discuss those with you. The most important thing to remember is that your dermatologist specializes in skin disorders, such as psoriasis, and will know what to do to help you get rid of it once and for all.
Even though you may be receiving treatment for your psoriasis, the symptoms may not disappear automatically. In fact, it can take weeks or months for all of your symptoms to disappear. You can try to cover up with clothing, to decrease your embarrassment, but you should know that this condition is common. Many people suffer from it and live with it every day. There are worse skin disorders to have and this one is quite mild compared to some.
You do not want to ignore it however, as any skin disorders can become worse if not treated. So, make an appointment with your dermatologist as soon as possible. It could very well turn out not to be psoriasis at all, but simply a rash. If it is psoriasis, though, let your dermatologist help you. You don’t have to hide from the world forever. Get the help you need and feel confident about yourself once more.