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    1. 8 Tips for Traveling With Psoriasis

      Wouldn’t it be nice if your psoriasis would take a hike when you take a trip? Even though you can’t leave home without it, you can safeguard your skin against flare-ups and make sure it takes a back seat when you travel. “Travel can be stressful, and stress is the most common cause of psoriasis flar

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    2. Tips for Winter Psoriasis

      Winter can trigger psoriasis flares, but you have many ways to combat the drying effects of cold temps and indoor heating. Smooth on moisture. Keep your skin moist to ease redness and itching, and heal psoriasis patches. The thicker the cream or ointment, the better it is at locking water into your

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    3. Diet and Psoriasis

      Watch what you eat. Watch your weight. Both can affect the symptoms of psoriasis. Food doesn’t cause or cure this skin disease, but research shows it may calm itchy soreness and even clear up outbreaks. If you have a lot of extra weight, losing some of those pounds may help. Some studies show that l

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    4. Take a Healing Bath

      By Megan Kaplan A shower might be at the root of your regular routine, but a bath comes with health benefits. Bathing, in fact, can be used to combat all kinds of symptoms. There’s even a term for the practice: balneotherapy, aka the treatment of disease through bathing. “Although very few of the cl

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    5. Your Psoriasis Questions Answered

      Got questions about psoriasis? WebMD is here with answers, from the most basic issues to more complicated topics. Recently, a couple of leading skin experts took questions from our Psoriasis Community. Here are highlights from the online chat with Colby Evans, MD, and Mary Ruth Buchness, MD. What ca

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    6. Chronic Hives: What You Can Do at Home

      Hives are itchy and uncomfortable. When you have chronic hives, you deal with them for weeks at a time with no end in sight. Your goal is to find relief, even just in the short term. Medications help, but lifestyle changes can make you more comfortable, too. Some people get new hives from scratching

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    7. Psoriasis and Obesity: What’s the Connection?

      Did you know that psoriasis may be linked to your weight? People with this skin condition are more likely than others to be obese. And if you have a lot of extra pounds, the condition may become worse and harder to treat. Doctors don’t know which comes first. But long-lasting inflammation throughout

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    8. Ways to Ease Pain During a Psoriasis Flare

      When you’ve got psoriasis pain, you want relief. There are several things you can do to help ease it and soothe your skin. First, if your skin is cracked and bleeding, see your doctor right away, says dermatologist Colby Evans, MD, chairman-elect of the board of trustees of the National Psoriasis Fo

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    9. Exercise and Psoriasis

      Pain may make you feel like sitting still, but when you move it can help how your skin looks and feels. Hard to believe? Exercise is good for your immune system, and it helps fight inflammation in your body. Experts think inflammation may make psoriasis worse. Bonus: Being active helps fight stress,

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    10. What to Do When People Are Rude About Your Psoriasis

      When you have psoriasis, you can get some pretty blunt, impolite questions and comments from people who don't understand. Luckily, there are some things you can say and do to feel better. “It helps to have some quick and simple responses ready,” says Julie Nelligan, PhD, a psychologist and assistant

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