People with psoriasis often stop wearing certain clothing that exposes the skin, seldom go swimming and even avoid physical contact, such as shaking hand and hugging.
The suggestion "Speak to your dermatologist. Untreated psoriasis impairs the life. is intended to motivate psoriasis sufferers to talk to someone who can help them — their dermatologist.
This information campaign is supported by Novartis Pharma Schweiz AG, the Swiss Psoriasis and Vitiligo Association (Schweizerischen Psoriasis und Vitiligo Gesellschaft, SPVG) and the Psoriasis Competence Network of doctors in specialist dermatology practices in Switzerland (DermaNet).
Find out — why not today — why you should talk to your dermatologist about psoriasis.
Psoriasis in numbers
In Switzerland there are currently around 170,000 persons who suffer from psoriasis.
95% of patients suffer from a type of plaque psoriasis (common psoriasis).
Along with the inflammatory nature of psoriasis, there are additional reasons that have led to the World Health Organisation (WHO) classifying psoriasis as a serious, non-contagious disease.
When did you last talk to someone about your psoriasis?
Life with red, scaly and itchy patches does not just lead to you feeling unwell, but also affects your confidence, your professional and private relationships and many other matters in your life.
Psoriasis is incurable and remains a life-long condition. If the disease is not treated, it may even have a negative effect on the quality of life in many people.
Gather sufficient information about your condition so that you can have a confident and well-informed presence in all discussions. Remain open and honest around the subject of psoriasis and remember how the disease affects your mood and your daily life. Set goals, discuss your expectations with your dermatologist and agree upon therapeutic goals before starting new treatments.
If you suffer from psoriasis, you know what we are talking about.
Life with red, scaly and itchy patches does not just lead to you feeling unwell, but also affect your confidence, your professional and private relationships and many other matters in your life.
Psoriasis is incurable and remains a life-long condition. If the disease is not treated, it may have a negative effect on the quality of life in many people.
Because of therapeutic advances in dermatology, there are more treatment options available now than ever before for psoriasis sufferers.