4 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Psoriasis

You’ve just been diagnosed with psoriasis and you’re feeling extremely overwhelmed. 
Or maybe, you’ve had psoriasis for a while, but haven’t quite collected enough information about it.
Whether you’re new to psoriasis or not, here are 4 good questions to ask your doctor.

causes of psoriasis

1. How did I get psoriasis?

You don’t wake up one morning and magically have psoriasis.

The truth is, you’ve probably always had it, but something (your environment, stress, diet, etc.) triggered your genes, and in turn, the condition presented itself physically. 

Talking with your healthcare professional about how, and when your psoriasis started is extremely important. The changes leading up to the occurrence may be helpful in determining the root cause.

Take for example, red meat. You’ve been enjoying those summer barbeques and suddenly you start developing dry, red patches. Should your doctor determine it’s psoriasis, you may find that limiting your intake of red meat leads to an improvement of symptoms. 

In one of our last blogs, we discussed how diet has quite the effect on the development and progression of psoriasis.

While diet may be linked to psoriasis, it’s certainly not the only thing. Even the slightest change in routine can trigger a response. The weather, a new skincare routine, and/or chronic, underlying stress, also have been suspected to play a role in symptoms and flare-ups. 

type of psoriasis

2. What kind is it?

The next step in figuring out how you got psoriasis is determining which type you have! 

Knowing the type of psoriasis you have is beneficial for a few reasons.

The first? So you know what you’re up against.

Since psoriasis comes in many forms, knowing the type may help you gauge and prepare for how severe or aggressive it has the potential to be. 

But fear not, because knowing the type of psoriasis you have, also allows you to narrow down your treatment options. 

Psoriasis of the scalp? Try looking for shampoos, conditioners, masks, and serums that will help alleviate the dryness.

Plaque psoriasis? Try searching for thick lotions, creams, or gels that are meant to soothe troubled skin.

And speaking of options, what exactly are they?

psoriasis treatment options
3. What are my options? And what are the side effects?

By now, you’re probably aware that psoriasis can’t be cured.

It can, however, be treated.

Popular treatments vary by the type and severity of psoriasis, so we encourage you to discuss these options with your healthcare provider. 

Lotions, creams, ointments, gels, oral and topical steroids, and subcutaneous injections are largely marketed for psoriatic sufferers, but if you’re looking for fast, easy relief, we hear you. 

That’s why we developed Psoriasis Honey. We wanted a release from that dry, flaky, skin. So we designed our products with long-lasting relief and hydration in mind. 

Some psori-warriors have also reported having luck with phytotherapy or light exposure as well as changes to diet and lifestyle.

Whatever your course of action may be, it certainly doesn’t hurt to approach the situation with an optimistic and open mind. 

We know how easy it is to get discouraged, but remember, what works for one person, might not work for the next! And we’re here for you, every step of the way.

Finding relief with Psoriasis Honey

As always, we hear you, and we’re here for you. 

We offer a customer satisfaction, money back guarantee so that you feel confident in your decision to find relief. 

With a collection of products containing grapeseed oil, honey, and beeswax, we hope you’ll trust in us in healing your troubled skin.

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