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Psoriasis: Skin, Scalp, and Nail Care

Key points

  • If you have psoriasis, your skin is very sensitive. To protect your skin, avoid:
    • Skin care products that irritate your skin.
    • Scratching and picking your skin, and skin injuries such as cuts or scrapes.
    • Cold, dry climates. Cold weather makes symptoms worse.
  • The most important thing you can do is to keep your skin moist. Use moisturizing creams, ointments, and lotions.

what.gif  What does skin care for psoriasis involve?
why.gif Why is skin care important?
how.gif How do I protect my skin, scalp, and nails?
where.gif Where can I learn more about skin care for psoriasis?

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By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
Last Revised January 9, 2012

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Last Updated: January 09, 2012
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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