Psoriasis Skin Care Guide

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We are beginning the process of using an electronic medical record in our practice as required by federal law.  As part of that process, we have established a "Patient Portal" in which patients can enter certain information that will help us, including your medical history.  Prior to your next office visit, we ask that you please access our patient portal by clicking on this link to complete our office forms relating to your medical history.  If we have not previously provided you with your Username and Password, please contact our office through our "Contact Us" page on this website or by calling the office at 518-690-0177.

When in our Patient Portal, you will not be able to edit the information under the tabs labeled Contact Information, Insurance, or Problem List.  We would appreciate it if you do your best to complete the information under the other 6 tabs. 

Eventually, we expect that you will be able to use our Patient Portal to obtain your medical records and test results.  However, we are not at that point yet.  We hope that our electronic medical record will allow for patients to obtain such information by sometime in 2013. 

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

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For people with psoriasis, a chronic skin condition, taking good care of their skin can alleviate some of the discomfort that may be experienced, such as itching, cracking, and bleeding of the skin. While managing the skin condition can be a challenge, dermatologists provide tips to help psoriasis patients experience relief.

It’s extremely important for people with psoriasis to protect their skin from excessive sun. Being exposed to the sun for too long can worsen existing psoriasis and cause new psoriasis to form.

Dermatologists offer these additional tips to care for psoriasis:

  • Try to avoid skin injuries, such as nicks, cuts, and bug bites.
  • Treat your psoriasis. One of the most effective ways to stop the itch is to treat the psoriasis. When the psoriasis clears, the itch usually disappears.
  • Try not to scratch. Scratching can worsen psoriasis. To alleviate the itch:
    • Apply a cold compress.
    • Apply medication as directed by your dermatologist to your skin until the psoriasis clears.
    • Moisturize every day. For best results, use a lotion during the day. In addition, apply a cream or ointment before you go to bed.

“If you have joint pain or your psoriasis is extensive, be sure to see a board-certified dermatologist,” said Dr. Stone. “Psoriasis has been shown to affect other areas of health, including heart health.”

Psoriasis is characterized by raised, red, scaly plaques that appear on either certain areas of the skin, such as the scalp or elbows, or the skin on the entire body. The condition is believed to occur due to an interaction of multiple genes, the immune system, and the environment.

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