Psoriasis Awareness Month
August 1 – August 31 CDT
Psoriasis Awareness Month is observed in August and sponsored by the National Psoriasis Foundation. Psoriasis Awareness Month is a time to increase awareness of psoriasis, promote the need for a cure after a psoriasis diagnosis, and spur advocacy on behalf of those suffering with the emotional and physical burden of psoriasis.
Psoriasis Awareness Month calls attention to the fact that many people do not understand psoriasis, which makes it difficult for those with the condition to cope. Psoriasis is not contagious, but rumors are. Many people mistakenly think this condition is contagious when, in fact, it is not. Psoriasis is a non contagious, chronic, autoimmune disorder that is passed down through genes.
There isn’t a cure for psoriasis. However, there are now many treatment options available to help manage the condition. Each patient has a unique treatment plan, which is dependent upon the severity of the disease, and the type of psoriasis present in the patient. Each patient also reacts differently to treatment, so while one treatment method may be effective for some it might be completely ineffective for others.