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    1. When Psoriasis Meds Don’t Work

      Months before her wedding, Kim Brown began using adalimumab (Humira), a drug to treat her psoriasis. She’s had the disease, which causes painful, scaly skin rashes all over her body, since age 10. But her dreams of walking down the aisle with clear skin didn’t come true. “I thought I was breaking ou

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    2. Tips to Manage Your Psoriasis Triggers

      You can reduce flare-ups by learning to spot things that make your psoriasis worse. Follow these tips to help keep your skin condition under control. It’s one of the most common triggers, says dermatologist Colby Evans, MD, chairman of the board of directors of the National Psoriasis Foundation. Str

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    3. Home Treatments for Scalp Psoriasis

      If your search for relief from scalp psoriasis leaves you scratching your head, set your mind at ease. Remedies are as close as your corner store, and some you may already have in your pantry. There are a lot of good products you can buy without a prescription, says Joel Gelfand, MD. The trick is us

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    4. 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, with Central Dermatology in St. Lo

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    5. Ways to Manage Your Weight When You Have Psoriasis

      Want another good reason to stay at a healthy weight? It can help you manage your psoriasis. It can also lower your risks of heart disease and diabetes, which are higher when you have this skin condition. Follow these steps. Experts recommend a heart-healthy diet: Eat lots of fruits and veggies. Inc

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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