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Helping myself 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.

Self-care for psoriasis

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Getting help for psoriasis

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


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


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

Your doctor may need to take pictures of your skin to send through to the dermatologists. They may be able to suggest treatments for your skin without you needing to attend an appointment.

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: Treating Psoriasis

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed February 2019.


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Preparing for your doctor's visit

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