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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 here, …

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?

Psoriasis and male fertility

Hello, my husband of two years has psoriasis, so I am new to it and just learning. We are trying to have our first baby, and I saw some information online that psoriasis contributes to infertility in men (but not in women). The only thing I was able to find on your site on the topic was this…

Are there connections with menopause and/or HRT use and psoriasis flare?

Yes, there is some anecdotal evidence that the menopause can result in a psoriasis flare, primarily due to changes in female hormones, especially oestrogen.  However, the available scientific evidence suggests otherwise.  A large study of more than 163,000 women published in 2015, concluded that there is no consistent relationship between…

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