Some basic psoriasis facts that everyone should be aware of

Here are some quick facts about psoriasis:

  • 7.5 million people have it. Men and women are equally affected. 
  • Most often occurs in adults and is usually associated with a family history.
  • There is no cure.
  • More than 50% of people with psoriasis also have depression.
  • People have been affected with psoriasis since biblical times and one of the earliest treatments was a weird concoction of onions, sea salt, and urine (DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME)! Try this instead (it smells MUCH better than urine, we promise!!)

We have heard so many psoriasis stories and the most common theme is the embarrassment! Please be kind and teach your kids to be kind when they see someone with skin that looks different. It's just different, it's not contagious or scary or weird.