Provides practical information on the day-to-day management of psoriasis.
Cover Acknowledgements Foreword Introduction 1 What is psoriasis? A family connection? Is it catching? Psoriasis and other diseases Miscellaneous 2 Different types of psoriasis Types of psoriasis Psoriatic arthropathy Cause or effect? 3 What triggers psoriasis and what makes it worse? Diet Stress Other triggers of flare-ups 4 First-line treatments What sort of treatment? Moisturisers Coal tar Steroids Vitamin D Different treatments for different areas Practical aspects Treatments for psoriatic arthropathy 5 Second-line treatment In hospital Ultraviolet light treatment Methotrexate Vitamin A Ciclosporin Other tablet treatment Treatments for psoriatic arthropathy Other treatments 6 Complementary therapy Choosing a safe practitioner Aromatherapy Reflexology Chinese herbs Other herbal remedies Other approaches 7 Children and psoriasis Babies and psoriasis Childhood infections Children and steroids Children and psoriatic arthropathy School problems 8 Feelings, family and friends Relationships Feeling 'different' Feeling embarrassed Feeling fed up 9 Lifestyle and looks Clothes Staining Cosmetics and personal appearance Swimming Other considerations 10 Practical concerns Money questions Jobs The future More help and information Glossary Appendix 1 Useful addresses Appendix 2 Useful publications Appendix 3 Tables of products and their if bought over the counter Appendix 4 Fact sheet on psoriasis The Psoriasis Association The Psoriatic Arthropathy Alliance Index.
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