Living with psoriasis

Patient stories

Sometimes knowing that you’re not alone can help you stay positive. This section brings you stories from people like you who know what it’s like to live with psoriasis.


Here you'll find a variety of tips to help you manage the impact psoriasis can have on your family life, love life, and work life.

Psoriasis and weather

For some people with psoriasis, weather can affect symptoms. Get tips for managing your psoriasis in the summer and winter.

Psoriasis and stress

Relaxing and managing stress may help keep your symptoms in check. Get tips and techniques in this section.

Hair and skin care

Learn how some shampoos, moisturizers, and over-the-counter products may work for psoriasis.

Diet and Exercise

This section provides you with information on eating a balanced diet, tips for managing weight, and ways to stay active.

Helpful Resources

Learn more about psoriasis with this list of reliable sources, including links to national health organizations, research centers, and other educational websites.
"After my skin started to clear, I began swimming again."
Plaque psoriasis patient Gina

Living with psoriasis can be difficult at times. In this section, you’ll find tips, insights, and advice to help with everyday situations. You can read patient stories and learn from people like you who deal with psoriasis every day. Their struggles, strategies, and successes can help motivate you. You'll also find tips to help you explain your psoriasis to others, including family and coworkers. You can even find advice for dating with psoriasis.

You’ll learn about how weather can affect your psoriasis symptoms and find ways to reduce possible flare-ups, regardless of the season. Also, look for ideas to help manage stress . Because stress can cause symptoms to get worse, it’s important to find ways to relax and get through difficult times.

In this section you will also find information about shampoos, moisturizers, and over-the-counter products that may help you with hair and skin care. Paying attention to your diet and exercise habits is another important way to help you live a healthier life with psoriasis. Here, you can get information about maintaining a balanced diet and staying active.

Finally, you’ll have access to helpful resources, including links to national health organizations, research institutions, and other educational websites.