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How can avoiding dry, cold weather help prevent psoriasis flare-ups?

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Climate can have a big effect on psoriasis. For many people, cold, dry weather makes symptoms worse. Hot weather usually makes it better, but not always.

From: 10 Tips to Prevent Psoriasis Flare-Ups WebMD Medical Reference

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Bruce E. Strober, MD, PhD, associate director of dermatopharmacology, Department of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine; co-director of the Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Center; consultant for Amgen, Biogen, Genentech, Fujisawa, and 3-M.

Jeffrey M. Weinberg, MD, director of the Clinical Research Center, St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York City; associate clinical professor of dermatology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; consultant for Amgen and Genentech.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "What Is Psoriasis?"

American Academy of Dermatology: "Psoriasis."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Psoriasis," "How Cigarettes and Alcohol Affect Psoriasis" and "Weight loss greatly improved psoriasis."

Abel, E. "Dermatology III: Psoriaisis ACP Medicine, April, 2005.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 2, 2018

SOURCES:

Bruce E. Strober, MD, PhD, associate director of dermatopharmacology, Department of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine; co-director of the Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Center; consultant for Amgen, Biogen, Genentech, Fujisawa, and 3-M.

Jeffrey M. Weinberg, MD, director of the Clinical Research Center, St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York City; associate clinical professor of dermatology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; consultant for Amgen and Genentech.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "What Is Psoriasis?"

American Academy of Dermatology: "Psoriasis."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Psoriasis," "How Cigarettes and Alcohol Affect Psoriasis" and "Weight loss greatly improved psoriasis."

Abel, E. "Dermatology III: Psoriaisis ACP Medicine, April, 2005.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 2, 2018

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