Some of us, even though we try our hardest to stay healthy will develop skin issues in their lifetime. There are numerous different skin issues, from acne to hives, cold sores, eczema, measles and psoriasis. These are all different types of skin issues. Some are more common than others but unless you take care of your health, you are at risk of getting skin issues.  Luckily for us, there are ways to slow and heal these skin issues. Unless we take care of our help, you can not prevent them. So how do you treat skin issues? 

Some skin disorders vary greatly in symptoms and severity. They can be temporary or permanent, and may be painless or painful. Although most skin disorders are minor, others can indicate a more serious issue. Make sure to see your health care provider as soon as you notice a difference in your skin. Don’t wait and let it get worse. It’s easier to treat sooner rather than later. The sooner you start the medication the better.

Like I said there are different skin issues. The most common one being dry skin. Rough, dry skin that may have scales or small cracks. Dry skin can have causes that aren’t due to any virus or disease. If you notice you have drier skin than you normally have. A good dry skin salve may be your best bet to get rid of your dry skin. This is why it’s so important to moisturize. A lot of us will experience dry skin that is very mild, which is not too difficult to treat.

Skin issues could really be a pain and I’m not talking about physical pain. They could be extremely embarrassing when going out in public with a skin disease. At times feeling like everyone is just staring at you looking at your skin. To me that is the worst part of having a skin disease. Trying to hide it during summer time is the hardest. I have had psoriasis for the past like 5 years. 

Psoriasis is a skin disorder that causes skin cells to multiply up to ten times faster than normal. This makes the skin build up into bumpy red patches covered with white scales. They can grow anywhere, but most appear on the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back. Yup, psoriasis is no fun. I get it on my knees, elbows and hands. It gets better then it gets worse when I get flare ups. Flares happen with no notice. I could be good one day and have it all over the next. It’s just embarrassing to me when I go out in public. Because of this I don’t go out as much as I used to. You could say psoriasis has made me a prisoner in my own home, 

I’ve seen a doctor and have currently been seeing a dermatologist for the last two to three years. When I first went to my regular health care physician he gave me a cream for the psoriasis which didn’t help at all. My doctor couldn’t do anything about it so he referred me to a dermatologist. All he did was just give me another cream. This one worked a little better but not good enough. So he gave me yet another different cream. This one worked just as well as the first one did. This went on for a little over a year then he tried prescribing me Humira which is a shot that’s supposed to help with psoriasis. Can’t tell you if this one works because my dermatologist has not been able to get it approved from my insurance. Life with psoriasis can be such a pain.

While I wait for the medication to get approved he still has me using the same cream he first prescribed me. Thank God psoriasis is not contagious or I would feel like a monster. That’s how bad it gets sometimes. Then sometimes it gets extremely itchy, it’s horrible. I hope I don’t have to live with this much longer. Hopefully the new medication will get approved soon. In the meantime I’ll just keep trying to hide it. God less.

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