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When it comes to psoriasis, there are still plenty of myths to dispel - no, it's not contagious - but that's not the only struggle that comes with living with the condition. There are other social ramifications, as well as self-esteem issues, and having to learn how to care for yourself.
Psoriasis affects about 3 percent of the world's population. Almost 8 million people in the United States alone have some form of the condition, with plaque, guttate, and psoriatic arthritis being the most common.
If you're one of those people, here are fellow people with psoriasis who use blogging as a way to cope with and understand their condition.
It's Just a Bad Day
Psoriatic arthritis is only one thing that shows up on Julie Cerrone's medical charts. For years, she battled a host of other conditions that have affected her mobility.
Julie, who also writes for the NPF, calls her blog one of the best things she's done.Read more in Psoriasis Resources
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