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Living with psoriasis

Psoriasis can't be cured but, with the help of your health professionals you can do a lot to control it and limit its effect on your life.

What can I do?

Who can help?

The following people may be involved in helping you manage your psoriasis.

General practice team

If you need to find a GP, you can search on this map.


The Christchurch Hospital Dermatology Department sees patients with skin conditions or diseases. If your GP refers you to the Dermatology Department and you meet the criteria, you will be seen as an outpatient.

If you prefer, you can pay to see a private dermatologist. You can find a private dermatologist on Healthpages or Healthpoint.

On the next page: Psoriasis treatments

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed March 2017.


See also:

Preparing for your doctor's visit

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