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Psoriasis: Skin, Scalp, and Nail Care

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.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerAmy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
Current as ofMarch 12, 2014

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: March 12, 2014
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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