Welcome to the Psoriasis Help Organisation, otherwise known as PHO.
This is a website dedicated to helping people suffering from the Chronic Skin Disease Psoriasis.
This site contains information about treatments, handy tips for living with the condition psoriasis and other topics. This is a privately owned site (not a charity), run and administered by psoriasis sufferers for psoriasis sufferers. We are not medical professionals, just enthusiastic amateurs, with a goal to provide an informative and friendly environment to learn about psoriasis and discuss topics with others in a similar situation.
The primary idea for this site is to provide a discussion forum, a place where fellow psoriasis sufferers can exchange views and advice with how to live with and treat psoriasis.
There are many types of psoriasis including Guttate, Plaque, Pustular, Psoriatic Arthritis and Flexural psoriasis which can affect most areas of the body including, but not limited to the Scalp, the Genitals, and nails (both finger and toenails). Please click this link for some pictures which show most of the different types of psoriasis and the locations on the body in which they can appear.
We also have information on many different types of treatment including PUVA, UVA, UVB, Biological, Systemic, Steroid and non-Steroid psoriasis treatments. Many of these treatments are discussed in greater detail within the forum.
Please use the forum to ask questions about Psoriasis that you would like answered, express views that you have regarding psoriasis, and discuss treatments that you have used or are interested in using. We encourage you to talk about anything that you feel may be beneficial to others and to become part of the friendly community that we have created. Psoriasis can be an isolating, depressing disease and it often helps to discuss your feelings with others that really understand.