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Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 11.09.24 pm IMPACT ON DAILY LIFE.

"I felt unbelievable when my psoriasis cleared. It dramatically changed my life. I actually went on a beach holiday, wich I never used to do because I felt so embarrassed and humiliated by my skin. I think it was the first time my wife had ever seen me wear shorts!"

Will I be able to cope?

1. Enlist support and encouragement from family, friends and colleagues
Try not to hide your psoriasis as it can cause you to feel isolated.
Be honest and open about your feelings - it can help strengthen your close relationship.

2. Start the day with positive thoughts and images
Imagine your skin is going to improve and think about positive aspects of your life.

3. Connect with others who have psoriasis by getting in touch with a local support group
It can be comforting to talk to people who have similar experiences and feelings.

4. Educate people about psoriasis to help to dispel the myths associated with it and to lessen your own anxiety about what others are thinking.Learn as much as you can about psoriasis. The more you know, the better you will be able to explain it to others.

5. Avoid making big commitments during times of psoriasis flare-ups
Give yourself plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind.

6. Talk to your GP or dermatologist regularly about how psoriasis is affecting your life physically, emotionally, socially and sexually.
If they understand what you are going through, they will recommend the most appropriate treatment to address your needs, as well as stress- relieving techniques to help you to cope (Psoriasis Australia).


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