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How does sunbathing increase the risk of pustular psoriasis?

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Don't sunbathe. Some people have flare-ups of pustular psoriasis after they get a sunburn or if they get too much UV light when they spend time outside or visit a tanning salon. If you're prone to pustular psoriasis, avoid all-day visits to the beach or park. Cover up and wear sunblock when you go outside. Stay away from tanning salons, too.

SOURCES:

Medscape: “Pustular Psoriasis Overview of Pustular Psoriasis.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Pustular Psoriasis.

American Academy of Dermatology: “What Psoriasis Looks Like.”

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: “Pustular Psoriasis.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Are Lifestyle Choices Affecting Your Psoriasis?”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Stress and Psoriatic Disease.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 30, 2017

SOURCES:

Medscape: “Pustular Psoriasis Overview of Pustular Psoriasis.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Pustular Psoriasis.

American Academy of Dermatology: “What Psoriasis Looks Like.”

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: “Pustular Psoriasis.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Are Lifestyle Choices Affecting Your Psoriasis?”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Stress and Psoriatic Disease.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 30, 2017

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