Once you have a psoriasis diagnosis, it's important that you see a dermatologist. A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases like psoriasis and can answer questions and offer insights on living with psoriasis.
When speaking with your dermatologist, it's important to have an honest dialogue. Your dermatologist should understand the full impact psoriasis has on your life, both physically and emotionally.
Topics to discuss with your dermatologist include:
Changes in your symptoms since your last appointment
How psoriasis affects the way you choose to dress
How often your psoriasis flares up
How your current treatment is going
Stress or embarrassment caused by psoriasis
Any joint pain you may have
Other medical conditions
All medications you are taking, including over-the-counter and herbal products