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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. Summer Tips for Psoriasis

      Warm weather often spells relief from psoriasis. Sunlight helps reduce skin patches, and higher humidity relieves dry skin. Yet spring and summer can also make you anxious about showing more bare skin when you have psoriasis. Use these tips to make the most of balmy days. Sunlight is the top reason

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    5. Is Your Psoriasis Treatment Working?

      No matter what medicine you use, you want your skin to clear as much and as soon as possible. Psoriasis treatments aren't a quick fix. Some treatments start to show results faster than others, but they all take time. Each has its own way of relieving psoriasis. And no medicines will make it vanish f

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    6. How to Prevent Psoriasis Flare-Ups

      Anne Jeffres, 41, an acupuncturist in New York, was in the midst of a stressful time at work when she noticed her scalp flaking. Her fingers became sore. Her nails were brittle and pitted. The mild psoriasis she once had as a child had returned in full force. "The flare-up was bad enough that I lost

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    7. 5 Summer Tips for Psoriasis

      The end of a long winter can be good news for people with psoriasis. Warmer weather may mean smoother skin. "Many people report considerable relief of their psoriasis flares in the summer," says Erin Boh, MD, PhD. She's the Chastain chair of the department of dermatology at Tulane University Medical

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    8. How to Stay Upbeat When You Have Psoriasis

      Scaly psoriasis patches may make you self-conscious about how you look. Your emotional response could cut even deeper. Having psoriasis increases your risk of depression by nearly 40% -- more than 70% if your psoriasis is severe. So it’s important to take care of your emotional health as well as you

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    9. Psoriasis: When Should You Consider a Biologic?

      When you have psoriasis, often you and your doctor will try a few treatments before finding one that really clears your skin. If you've already tried a few medicines and nothing has worked, your doctor may recommend a biologic drug. Other drugs you may have taken are made from plants or chemicals. B

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    10. Psoriasis and Exercise: The Game Changer

      Want to pick up the pace of your psoriasis management? You may have heard that exercise can help. But maybe you're concerned you'll trigger a flare-up. Or perhaps you’re uncomfortable exercising in public. Here, two psoriasis experts explain why exercise is your friend in your quest to improve your

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