Supporting People With Skin Disorders

Topic: Other Specialists
Words: 311 Pages: 1

Human skin is affected by diseases of the skin that affect the usual appearance of the skin. Rashes, inflammation, itching, and other modifications to the skin can occur due to these illnesses. This paper will discuss ways to help people with skin conditions like Rosacea, Psoriasis, and Scarrings.

Scarring, Psoriasis, and Rosacea are all common skin conditions that are misunderstood. People with skin disorders can be frustrated by bad advice and insensitive remarks, making them feel even worse about their situation. Doing research and learning as much as possible will make it easier to provide practical assistance and support to those dealing with flare-ups.

Psoriasis symptoms may be relieved with low doses of sunlight. Spending time in nature can benefit someone who has a skin condition (Goman, 2016). Exercising outside not only boosts one’s levels of the vitamin D the body needs, but it can also distract one from the illness, strengthen the immune system, and gives one more energy.

The treatment of psoriasis, for instance, cannot be done by force on a person, but it can be encouraged. Be cautious and avoid going too far or giving out enough unsolicited advice by being discerning. Offering emotional support by accompanying them to medical appointments is part of getting involved medically.

Even if they want to be supportive, it can be challenging to bring up a skin disorder with someone they don’t know well because they don’t see how they will react. If you’re stumped for words or worried about saying something offensive, change the subject. If the disease is brought up, lend a sympathetic ear.

Some human skin related disorders have no known cure to date. Because this is a chronic condition, people who have it will likely experience relapses at some point in their lives. Your kindness and support can go a long way in helping someone who is struggling.


Goman, T. (2016). How can camouflage help with long-term skin problems?. Journal of Community Nursing, 30(5)

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