According to resident dermatologist at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Dr Julie Moore M.D., Psoriasis sufferers cannot tolerate "live" vaccines such as the nasal flu vaccine and the shingles shot. Remember, Psoriasis is an immune-related condition and for that reason, patients with psoriasis should always consult their physician or dermatologist before getting vaccinated.
Sun exposure is usually discouraged for most people due to potential harmful effects of UV rays causing skin cancer and premature aging. However, according to Gottlieb Dermatologist, Julie Moore, M.D, the sun is a very effective natural treatment for psoriasis sufferers. "The sun is one of the best treatments for psoriasis," said Dr Moore, "so in summer I encourage my patients to sit out on the deck and give their affected areas a good sun bath,Dr Moore is a dermatologist at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, part of Loyola University Health System. She added, "30 minutes is adequate to improve the [...]
According to a report today on CBS, a new research study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania has revealed that Psoriasis sufferers are also at more risk from at least one major medical condition. About 15 percent of psoriasis patients may develop psoriatic arthritis (a painful condition affecting the joints throughout the body). Analyzing data from more than 9,000 people with psoriasis -- more than half had mild psoriasis, 36 percent had moderate cases of psoriasis and 12 percent had severe psoriasis affecting more than 10 percent of their skin's surface area. The researchers found that psoriasis raised risk for all sorts of [...]