Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition and causes symptoms called plaques to develop on the skin anywhere on the body.Plaques are patches of raised, red, scaly skin that can be painful and itchy.There are ways to help make sex more comfortable and enjoyable for people who have psoriasis symptoms on their genitals.For men with symptoms on the penis, sometimes using condoms can be more comfortable.Sometimes people with a chronic health condition have trouble communicating their feelings about their physical and emotional health to loved ones.They may also be reluctant to take part in activities or social events outside the home that the family would love them to participate in, and may not understand why the family member with psoriasis is reluctant to join.Living with psoriasis can be difficult at times, both physically and emotionally.
If the person is not familiar with psoriasis explaining a few of the basic facts about the condition (or providing a leaflet or website link) can anticipate and answer some of the questions the person may have about the condition, but might be worried about asking.
The first step is to manage your condition and control your symptoms as effectively as possible.
This involves sticking to your recommended treatment regimen, leading a healthy lifestyle, and identifying and avoiding your psoriasis triggers that tend to cause flare-ups.
I was tall, bony, had really big lips, suffered from acne and to top it off I had psoriasis.
I didn't have any real middle school or high school flings.The next key step is communication – try to be as open as possible with your friends and family members about your feelings and concerns.