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Psoriasis Awareness Month

August 2021 | Paragon Healthcare
Psoriasis is a family of chronic autoimmune diseases with a range of outwardly visible effects, but nearly every form of the disease involves some degree of dry, itchy, and scaly patches of skin. Read our latest blog article to learn more.
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Quick – what’s the first thing you notice when meeting a new person? Is it their killer chess skills? Their great cooking? Their infectiously funny personality? No, the chances are that you focus on something about their physical appearance. That’s not a bad thing – it’s natural for us to notice a person’s appearance first – but it does mean that anyone who deals with an outwardly apparent disease, like a form of psoriasis, faces some unique challenges when navigating daily life.


To learn more about how Paragon Infusion Centers or Paragon Home Infusion can help treat your psoriasis or to find a location near you, visit our website at



Psoriasis – Often Misunderstood


Psoriasis is a family of chronic autoimmune diseases with a range of outwardly visible effects, but nearly every form of the disease involves some degree of dry, itchy, and scaly patches of skin. Thought to be a genetic disease with flair-ups triggered by environmental factors, it causes the body’s immune system to mistakenly attack otherwise healthy skin cells, resulting in skin issues that, for many people with psoriasis, can be a source of anxiety and self-consciousness.


One of the struggles people have with psoriasis is the lack of education on the disease among the general public. Because it often appears as an outwardly visible skin condition, some people may not understand that it is non-contagious, can’t be spread through contact, and is in no way infectious. The resulting misunderstanding and stigma against psoriasis can be a source of immense stress in public situations, which ironically can only worsen psoriasis symptoms.


The itching and pain often associated with most kinds of psoriasis can impact a person’s life in other ways, such as making everyday activities or behaviors difficult. When large portions of your skin are intermittently covered in plaques, things like recreational sports, certain daily jobs, and even personal hygiene or sleep habits become a lot more complicated and require a lot more thought. A combination of physical impact and the mental health toll it can have on a person has proven devastating in a number of clinical studies, which have connected a psoriasis diagnosis to significantly diminished quality of life and higher rates of depression and social isolation.



How Can Paragon help?


That certainly is a lot to deal with, and just for learning to live with one condition. Here at Paragon Healthcare, we are able to provide several different treatments for your psoriasis, including:


  • Cimzia
  • Ilumya
  • Remicade
  • Solu-Medrol
  • Stelara


Paragon Infusion Centers provide a warm, welcoming, and judgment-free space where you can enjoy the relaxing combination of comfortable chairs, complimentary snacks and coffee, TVs and reading materials, and nurses and nurse practitioners who will get to know you, the individual, and what your treatment plan requires.


At Paragon, we recognize the emotional and mental toll psoriatic conditions can have on a person. We will work hard to deliver infusion services to improve your quality of life and hopefully help you feel like yourself again.


We also recognize that not all forms of psoriasis are suffered as visibly as plaque psoriasis. Psoriatic arthritis, still an autoimmune disease, may often coincide with dermatological issues but more frequently manifests as painful inflammation in the joints. While less noticeable to the world around you, psoriatic arthritis still threatens to disrupt your life and the things you’re passionate about. With Paragon, you can rest assured that you’ll receive the best care possible.

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