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Your Answers: The Worst Psoriasis Advice (Infographic)

Posted on November 13, 2016

We asked and you answered! We posted this question: What bits of "advice" do you wish people would stop telling you? and hundreds of you took the time to respond.

What did we learn? From the unconcerned ("It's just a rash") to the plain unhelpful ("Don't scratch"), advice is hurled at us from friends, family, coworkers, even strangers. While most suggestions are probably well-intentioned, hearing them over and over can make us feel that our condition is minimized and misunderstood.

Some of the most common answers we heard:

  • Don’t scratch
  • Is it contagious?
  • Stop picking
  • It’s just a rash
  • Are you using the creams like you are supposed to?
  • Don’t worry, it will clear up on its own
  • If you ignore it, it will go away
  • You should go to the doctor
  • You should moisturize

Everyone's situation is different and not all of these apply to each person. Tell us: What advice about psoriasis do YOU wish people would stop telling you?

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

"Let the sun get on it! It won't go away if you keep your hair down all the time!"

... well, that advice will work fantastically when I'm bald. Which I'm not and don't hope to be.

posted 24 days ago

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