9 Things Doctors Want You to Know About Psoriasis

Psoriasis From the Physician’s POV

Most dermatologists see patients come in with psoriasis, an itchy and sometimes painful skin condition, on a regular basis. Doctors have a wide range of effective treatments to choose from, no matter whether you have just a few patches or if it’s widespread. Here’s what three board-certified dermatologists told us about psoriasis.

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