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The dreaded psoriasis

Thursday, August 24, 2017

By: Molly Soto


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Many skin conditions affect people, but one skin disorder is a bit of a mystery.  There is no definite explanation for why psoriasis affects some people and doesn’t affect others. 

 

Nick Grimm, PA-C, at Plastic Surgery & Skin Specialists by BayCare Clinic, puts a priority on enlightening people about psoriasis.

 

“There’s a stigma associated with having skin disease,” Grimm says.  “We work very hard at trying to educate people that this is a disease that isn’t going to spread from person to person.”

 

 

There are several different types of psoriasis.  Each type has distinct symptoms and characteristics and can appear on the skin in a variety of ways.

 

“What we want to determine is whether or not their activities of daily living activity are hindered by their psoriasis,” Grimm says.  “What I tell all my patients is, we will let the severity of the diseases dictate how aggressive we are with the treatment."

 

People who suspect they have psoriasis should see a dermatology services provider right away.

 

“Psoriasis is one of those conditions that can easily look like other things,” Grimm says.  “It’s very important that we’re not missing a skin cancer.”

 

To find out more and discuss your needs, schedule an appointment by calling 920-288-8240 or request an appointment online.

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