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How can stress make skin problems worse?

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Stress can aggravate psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema. It can also cause hives and other types of skin rashes and trigger a flare-up of fever blisters.

From: Effects of Stress on Your Skin WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Department of Health and Human Services: "Stress and Your Health." American Academy of Family Physicians: "Psychodermatology: The Mind and Skin Connection." American Academy of Dermatology: "What is psoriasis?"  American Academy of Dermatology: "What is rosacea?"  American Academy of Dermatology: "What is eczema?"  American Academy of Dermatology: "Stress and Skin." Acne Resource Center: "Does Stress Cause Acne?"






Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on June 25, 2019

SOURCES: Department of Health and Human Services: "Stress and Your Health." American Academy of Family Physicians: "Psychodermatology: The Mind and Skin Connection." American Academy of Dermatology: "What is psoriasis?"  American Academy of Dermatology: "What is rosacea?"  American Academy of Dermatology: "What is eczema?"  American Academy of Dermatology: "Stress and Skin." Acne Resource Center: "Does Stress Cause Acne?"






Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on June 25, 2019

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