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If you are reading this the chances are that you, or someone you know, may be suffering from psoriasis. Don’t worry, you are not alone. Over a million people in the UK suffer from this distressing skin condition*.  Psoriasis is a non-contagious disease of the immune system causing skin lesions that vary in severity from person to person*.  For some, it can be debilitating but the good news is many people manage their symptoms successfully and live active and healthy lives.

This website is for the UK and Ireland only and aims to give you help and advice on how to cope with psoriasis and to introduce you to the Exorex range of lotion**, moisturisers and shampoo, an effective management system that can help you manage the condition.

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You can also visit our daily tips and useful links sections for advice on living confidently with psoriasis.

*The Psoriasis Association ** Exorex Lotion contains coal tar solution 5% v/w cutaneous emulsion

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Managing Psoriasis

Moisturise! Don’t let your skin become dry, moisturise often using moisturisers such as Exorex Moisturising Cream for the body.

Be careful with alcohol. We recommend that you avoid drinking alcohol, especially during the first 3 months of your treatment programme.

Avoid contact irritants. Certain detergents, deodorants, hair dyes, perfumes and after-shaves can act as triggers.

Be aware of your diet. Some people feel that certain foods can aggravate psoriasis – keep a look out for your ‘problem’ foods and avoid them.

Manage your stress. As stress can also be a key factor in psoriasis, try to find ways to reduce yours. Regular exercise can be a great stress buster.

Work and psoriasis. Decide how and when to discuss your psoriasis with your manager and co-workers. Providing some education about psoriasis, its symptoms and how it affects your ability to work, can help avoid any misunderstandings.

Clothes advice. Thin cotton vest tops or T-shirts are a great way to keep a non-irritant layer over the skin so you can wear synthetic fabrics without worrying about the effect on your psoriasis.

Nail disguise. Nail varnish can be used to disguise discoloured nails which can results from nail psoriasis. Not sure about this one?

Facial psoriasis. There are organisations that specialise in camouflage make-up, including the British Red Cross Skin Camouflage Service and the Skin Camouflage Network

Emotional symptoms. Coping with psoriasis can be hard. Remember, it is only a part of who you are. If you feel distressed, ask for help from your GP or talk to a family member.

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Key Facts
Psoriasis occurs equally in males and females.
Over a million people in the UK have some form of psoriasis.
People of all ages can get psoriasis, but the early-onset form of the disease is mostly seen in 16 to 22-year-olds.
30% of psoriasis sufferers have relatives who also have the condition, but children of those with psoriasis will not automatically get it.
No one will get psoriasis from being in contact with you - it is not contagious, but it is a chronic (long-lasting) skin condition of scaly and inflamed skin.

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