Swimming and Psoriasis

Posted on March 26, 2018

I am covered in psoriasis where I'm itching and flaking on the furniture and car seats. So embarrassing. I have been in pain in all my joints really bad in my right ankle. The Dr. said I have psoriatic arthritis. I went swimming today in the saltwater pool. It was 90 today. - A member of MyPsoriasisTeam

On MyPsoriasisTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with psoriasis, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Swimming is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.


Here are some conversations about swimming:

"How do you do deal with going to a public pool when you know people are going to stare?"
"I've had psoriasis for years now and it just seems to be getting worse especially summer time! Any advice?"
"Coming closer and closer to summer where people are starting to show more skin and I'm dreading it!"
"A member is excited about summer for the first time and sees light at the end of a tunnel."
"I felt self-conscious of my spots ( they always look brighter after an hour in the pool) ... but I did it!"

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyPsoriasisTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

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A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Salt water is amazing and, certainly, put the aloe vera lotion or after sun in the fridge. So cooling even if you haven’t burned!

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