October 29th is World Psoriasis Day
October 29 is World Psoriasis Day, an annual day dedicated to people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis is one of the most prevalent autoimmune diseases, impacting 125 million people worldwide. Did you know the biggest misconception is that the disease is contagious and can be passed from person to person? MEDUCOM is helping to raise awareness about psoriasis by wearing orange and blue and debunking common myths including:
MYTH: Psoriasis is untreatable
FACT: Treatment options are available to soothe itching, stop overactive skin cell production and remove excess dead skin from the surface.
MYTH: All psoriasis is the same
FACT: There are several types of psoriasis including: pustular, erythrodermic, inverse, guttate and plaque psoriasis which is most common.
MYTH: Psoriasis is only skin deep
FACT: If not properly managed, psoriasis can lead to serious medical conditions such as increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, vision problems and psoriatic arthritis.