Chronic rash that is more than skin-deep
Psoriasis patients need to go for screening as they have twice the risk of metabolic syndrome
“Don’t go near him!”
That is what patients with psoriasis, a chronic condition which manifests as thick, red, scaly patches on the skin, often hear in public spaces.
One of my patients said that everyone got out of the condominium pool the minute they saw him entering it.
He now swims only late at night, when there is no one around.
It is disheartening to see people with non-infectious skin diseases, such as psoriasis, shunned and discriminated against in public.