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  1. 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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  2. Advances in Psoriasis Treatment

    Psoriasis treatment has come a long way in the past 10 years. That's welcome news for the 7.5 million Americans with this complex skin disease. "Every year, we've had either a new medication or a new use for one of these medications," says Michael P. Heffernan, MD. He's a dermatologist with Central

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  3. Genes May Determine Whether You're Mosquito Bait

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your genes may affect whether mosquitoes prefer to snack on you or someone else, a new study shows. In experiments with identical and fraternal twins, a team at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine discovere

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  4. 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 stres

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  5. MS, Psoriasis Drugs and Deadly Brain Infections

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An active ingredient in some psoriasis and multiple sclerosis medications has been linked to two cases of a rare and sometimes lethal brain infection. The ingredient, dimethyl fumarate, appears to have contributed to

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  6. Chemicals From Clothes, Beauty Products on Skin

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who've created the first 3-D map of a person's skin say people are covered with the chemical residues from shampoos, beauty products and even clothing. "Our daily routines -- what we eat, what we put on our skin

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  7. Once-Daily Ivermectin Is a Safe Rosacea Treatment

    April 1, 2015 -- Ivermectin cream (Soolantra) does a better job than metronidazole cream at treating the type of rosacea that causes bumps and pus pimples, according to a new study. Papulopustular rosacea is an ongoing condition that affects the face. It also causes redness and flushing. The study's

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  8. 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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  9. Are Psoriasis and Allergies Linked?

    If you have psoriasis and allergies, maybe you've wondered if your allergy flares make your skin condition worse. There's no need to guess: Doctors and researchers haven't found links between the two problems. Here, four experts break down both conditions and explain what can trigger them. Although

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  10. Many Acne Patients Don't Take Their Meds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many acne patients do not take all their recommended medications, a small new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 143 acne patients and found that 27 percent of them did not obtain or use all of the prescription and over

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