By Diane Talbert, as told to Keri Wiginton

People often describe psoriasis as raised red patches with white silvery scales. As a person of color, when my psoriasis is active, it’s a thick, purplish hue with scales that crack and bleed. I itch like crazy.

I also have psoriatic disease that involves my joints. That’s a kind of inflammation that can affect the joints. I get serious fatigue, morning stiffness, swollen fingers and toes, and pain in my tendons.

So many people have said to me, “You have psoriasis? Isn’t that just dry skin?” With people thinking like this, we will always be…


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