Welcome to the irishhealth Psoriasis Clinic. It is estimated that psoriasis affects about 100,000 people in Ireland and is a common reason for people to visit their GP. Dealing with the symptoms of psoriasis and controlling the condition is often an ongoing battle. In addition, severe psoriasis can have a significant impact on the quality of life.
Psoriasis can be difficult for people to manage in a variety of ways because as a skin problem, it is widespread and visible. In some respects, people have to 'wear their condition'. The aim of this clinic is to provide an information resource for people who have psoriasis and for anyone who would like to know more about this skin condition.
We look at the symptoms and diagnosis of the various types of psoriasis and the treatment options available. We also discuss lifestyle issues, self-care and the importance of education. The clinic includes an article written by someone who has psoriasis. This serves to illustrate the extent to which the problem can impact on different aspects of life.