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How can nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) cause your psoriasis to be worse?

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NSAIDs stands for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. They're painkillers that ease joint pain and swelling from psoriatic arthritis -- but they also can trigger psoriasis flare-ups. Naproxen and indomethacin are NSAIDs that have been linked to relapses of the skin condition.

Other NSAIDs might also cause problems. Ask your doctor whether you can try a different kind of pain reliever, like acetaminophen.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Medications for Arrhythmia," "Types of Blood Pressure Medications."

CDC: "Choosing a Drug to Prevent Malaria."

Kim, Grace K. , January 2010. The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Psoriasis Causes and Known Triggers."

NIMH: "Bipolar Disorder in Adults."

UptoDate: "Psoriatic Arthritis (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 21, 2019

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Medications for Arrhythmia," "Types of Blood Pressure Medications."

CDC: "Choosing a Drug to Prevent Malaria."

Kim, Grace K. , January 2010. The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Psoriasis Causes and Known Triggers."

NIMH: "Bipolar Disorder in Adults."

UptoDate: "Psoriatic Arthritis (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 21, 2019

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