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This is a dedicated forum discussion area for anyone with an interest in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

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Please be aware that some of these posts are personal opinions and views, and may not be the views of PAPAA. All posts and replies are subject to moderation.


Psoriasis and beard hair

I'm writing to ask about a psoriasis symptom that I haven't seen discussed online. I have been diagnosed with psoriasis, and I have patches on my scalp, chest, and elbows. But I have also noticed that I appear to have psoriasis in my beard as well. Not the skin underneath my beard, the beard hair itself.

Unfortunately I cannot attach photos…

Sulfasalasine and Covid-19 infection

Sulfasalasine, a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD), has a well-established role in the treatment of patients with chronic inflammatory diseases, such a rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and psoriatic arthritis.  It is often used in patients who are unable to tolerate methotrexate. Sulfasalasine has anti-inflammatory,…

Psoriasis and sugar

I had really bad psoriasis and read that giving up sugar could help.

Within 24 hours I thought it was probably helping but thought it was also probably the placebo effect. That was around five years ago and I am still Psoriasis free. Yet I don’t read anything about this. Why not?

Psoriatic arthritis and lichen sclerosus

Is there any link between psoriatic arthritis and lichen sclerosus? I have both. Is Hyrimoz safe to take or can this affect the LS?

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