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  1. Exercise and Psoriasis

    Exercise might improve how your skin looks and feels when you have psoriasis. Learn why, and then get tips on how to power through fears you might have about working out. It’s good for your immune system, and it helps fight inflammation in your body. Experts think inflammation may make psoriasis wor

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Psoriasis Tied to Uncontrolled Blood Pressure

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with more severe cases of psoriasis may be at increased risk of uncontrolled high blood pressure, a large study finds. Researchers looking at over 13,000 adults in the United Kingdom found that those with severe pso

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  9. 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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  10. 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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