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8 Tips to Care for Your Psoriasis


Tip 6: Drink Booze Moderately or Not at All

Psoriasis is more common in people who drink heavily. Alcohol may affect men's psoriasis more than women's. How much is too much? More than one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men.

Tip 7: Consider Diet Changes

There’s no solid evidence that any one food makes the disease better or worse. At the same time, many say their sores improved after they cut back on foods like sugar, white flour, gluten, and caffeine. It won’t hurt to try, especially if you cut out not-so-healthy foods.

Tip 8: Tend to Your Mental Health

Don’t let your condition hurt your self-esteem. Ask for help if you find it's taking a toll on your mood. Talk to a therapist, like a psychologist or social worker.

You could also join a support group. Time with other people who understand what you're going through can help.

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Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner, MD on November 15, 2015
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