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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  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. How to Deal With the Stigma of Psoriasis

    Flaky, red, oozing, cracking, or bleeding skin? You can get some pretty unkind comments from people who don't understand psoriasis. Luckily, there's plenty you can do to deal with the stigma. "It helps to have some quick and simple responses ready," says Julie Nelligan, PhD, a psychologist and assis

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  7. 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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  8. FDA Approves New Psoriasis Drug

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis was approved Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. People with plaque psoriasis, the most common form of the autoimmune skin disease, dev

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  9. Managing Your Psoriasis Triggers

    You can reduce flare-ups by learning the triggers that make your psoriasis worse. Follow these tips to help manage them and keep your skin condition under control. This is one of the most common triggers, says Colby Evans, MD, a dermatologist and chair-elect of the board of directors of the National

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  10. Managing Your Weight When You Have Psoriasis

    Keeping a healthy weight can help you manage your psoriasis. It can also lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes, which are more common when you have this skin condition. Here's what you can do to manage your weight. Experts recommend a heart-healthy diet. Follow these guidelines: Eat lots of

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