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World Psoriasis Day

Join us in raising awareness on World Psoriasis Day - show your support and help spread the word about this condition!
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World Psoriasis Day on October 29 is a day to recognize and raise awareness of this common skin condition. This special day has been celebrated since 2004, with the mission of bringing together people living with psoriasis so that they can support one another and spread knowledge about the disease. It's also an opportunity for those who don't suffer from psoriasis to understand what it's like to live with this chronic illness.

History of World Psoriasis Day

World Psoriasis Day Dates

World Psoriasis Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Psoriasis Identification</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the 1800s, English dermatologist Robert Willan made the first clear medical distinction between psoriasis and other skin conditions.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1952</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Psoriasis Treatment</div><div class='timeline-text'>In 1952, Goeckerman Therapy was accepted as the first comprehensive treatment method for psoriasis.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1986</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of NPF</div><div class='timeline-text'>The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) was established in 1986, providing key support, research, and resources for those impacted by psoriasis.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2004</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First World Psoriasis Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) presented the first World Psoriasis Day on October 29, 2004.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>UN Resolution on Psoriasis</div><div class='timeline-text'>In 2014, the United Nations passed a resolution endorsing World Psoriasis Day, recognizing psoriasis as a chronic, non-communicable disease.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Psoriasis and COVID-19</div><div class='timeline-text'>Awareness increased about the potential impacts of COVID-19 on individuals with psoriasis, highlighting the need for continued research and support.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World Psoriasis Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize an awareness event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Host an awareness event in your community to raise awareness about psoriasis and get people talking about the condition. Invite a dermatologist or other expert to give a talk, show videos about psoriasis, or have a panel discussion.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Educate yourself</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time to learn more about psoriasis and what treatments are available. Research online, attend a support group meeting, or speak to a specialist to get up-to-date information on the condition.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make lifestyle changes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Adopt healthy habits that can help manage your psoriasis symptoms such as quitting smoking, exercising regularly, eating healthy foods, reducing stress, and avoiding triggers like alcohol and cold weather.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Share your story</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your courage and share your story with others who have psoriasis. It can be empowering to know that you are not alone in your struggles and also inspiring for those who are newly diagnosed.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Raise funds</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Organize a fundraiser to support research and treatment of psoriasis. Ask friends and family to donate money or items for a raffle. You can also set up an online fundraiser through a crowdfunding platform like GoFundMe.</p></div></div>

Why World Psoriasis Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Raises awareness & understanding of psoriasis</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>World Psoriasis Day helps to spread awareness and understanding of this chronic skin condition, which is estimated to affect around 125 million people worldwide. By raising awareness of psoriasis, sufferers can open up conversations about their struggles and connect with others who might be able to provide support and advice.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Promotes physical & mental well-being</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Living with psoriasis can take a toll on both physical and mental health, so World Psoriasis Day makes it easier for those affected to seek out resources that can help them manage their condition. This includes information on skin care products, treatment options, and lifestyle changes that can improve their overall wellbeing.</p></div></div>

5 Eye-Opening Facts for World Psoriasis Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Psoriasis is not contagious</h3><p class='facts-content'>Despite common misconceptions, psoriasis is not a contagious disease. It's an autoimmune condition that affects skin cell regeneration, and cannot be passed from person to person.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Psoriasis often occurs alongside other conditions</h3><p class='facts-content'>Psoriasis is linked to other health issues like diabetes, heart disease, and depression. Therefore, managing psoriasis involves addressing the patient's entire physical and mental health.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Genetics play a role in psoriasis</h3><p class='facts-content'>Psoriasis tends to run in families, suggesting a genetic link. However, many people who carry the genes for psoriasis never develop the disease.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Psoriasis symptoms can drastically change over time</h3><p class='facts-content'>The severity and nature of psoriasis symptoms can change significantly over time, requiring ongoing adjustments in treatment strategies.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>There is currently no cure for psoriasis</h3><p class='facts-content'>Although there's no cure for psoriasis at present, various treatments exist that can manage symptoms and improve quality of life. These include topical treatments, oral medications, injectable biologics, and phototherapy.</p></div></div>

World Psoriasis Day FAQs

When is World Psoriasis Day?

World Psoriasis Day is celebrated on October 29 every year. In 2024 World Psoriasis Day will occur on a Tuesday.

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