Eczema & psoriasis
Eczema is an inflammatory skincondition that produces redness, isintensely itchy and can severely affectsleep. Psoriasis also creates scaly redplaques on the skin. There is hope, withmany new treatments for this condition.
That redness and itching can makepeople self-conscious.
Here again, your doctor can help.
“We have lots of very good treatments
Going to the doctor
for eczema, and there is active research
that’s turning up all kinds of wonderful
new treatments,” Barber says, adding
people with eczema “have tremendous
hope for their future.”
He offers the same advice for anyone
with psoriasis. “In particular, let your
doctor know if it involves the genital
Many people put off going to the doctorwhen something is wrong.
Sharon Nelson, director of clinicalservices at Edmonton West Primary CareNetwork, encourages everyone to finda good family doctor whom they see ona routine basis, to stay on top of things.“It will help prevent illness, keep youhealthier as you age, and help you livelonger,” she says.
Doctors who belong to a primary carenetwork are part of teams of healthcareproviders who can help you betterunderstand and deal with a wide rangeof health concerns.
Cost of care
Medication can be costly. If you can’t
afford medication, “there are programs
out there that can help,” says continuing
care counsellor Susan Sommerville, who
is based in the Alberta Health Services
Central Zone. “Don’t let money be a
For more information, see Help
with Healthcare Costs Begins with a
Conversation on page 52.
My son's acneis more thana skin problem ...
Looks like that cream
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Jake. you look great!