Psoriasis may be uncomfortable at times, but it is not a life-threatening condition. Most people diagnosed with psoriasis learn how to manage the condition using a treatment plan prescribed by their doctor. That, combined with an awareness of what triggers flare-ups, makes the disease manageable for the large majority of those affected. Perhaps the most damaging effect of psoriasis is the psychological toll it can take. Living with psoriasis is very embarrassing for some people, to the point where they begin to have other problems because of it. If you begin to feel depressed as a result of your condition, don't be afraid to seek out professional counsel or a support group in your area.
Jeffrey W. Scales, MD
Location and Office HoursNorth Carolina Center for Dermatology
Durham, NC 27713
- BC/BS of North Carolina
- CIGNA HealthCare
- United Healthcare
- WellPath Select
- Durham Regional Hospital
Is psoriasis life-threatening?
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Are men's lip care different from women's lip care?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredWhether you’re a man or a woman, it’s important to care for your lips by using a lip product with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher. Men may be less prone to wrinkles above the lips, due to the support that mustache hairs provide for the skin. Pay careful attention to your lips and tell your dermatologist about any unusual skin changes.
How is lactic acid used to treat skin?
Doris Day, MD, Dermatology, answeredLactic acid is very effective for dry skin; it gently exfoliates dead skin cells and it's also a great humectant. In this video, dermatologist Doris Day, MD, explains how lactic acid is used to treat skin and how to find it in skincare products.
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