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How much sunlight should you get to help psoriasis?

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Try to get some sun two or three times a week, and use sunscreen on your healthy skin. Too much sun (or sunburn) raises your risk of skin cancer and may make your outbreaks worse.

Talk to your doctor before adding UV therapy to your routine. And schedule regular skin checkups to be sure you’re not overdoing it.

From: 7 Tips for Psoriasis Skin Care WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Faqs: Questions About Lifestyle And Living With Psoriasis," "Mild Psoriasis: Over the Counter (OTC)," "For Teens: Lifestyle Factors and Social Life," "Ask the Expert," "Phototherapy."

The Psoriasis Association: "Frequently Asked Questions."

American College of Physicians. Complete Home Medical Guide, DK Publishing Inc., 2003.

Psoriasis Net: American Academy of Dermatology: "Psoriasis Triggers."

Cram, D. Coping With Psoriasis. Addicus Books Inc., 2000.

 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 18, 2017

SOURCES:

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Faqs: Questions About Lifestyle And Living With Psoriasis," "Mild Psoriasis: Over the Counter (OTC)," "For Teens: Lifestyle Factors and Social Life," "Ask the Expert," "Phototherapy."

The Psoriasis Association: "Frequently Asked Questions."

American College of Physicians. Complete Home Medical Guide, DK Publishing Inc., 2003.

Psoriasis Net: American Academy of Dermatology: "Psoriasis Triggers."

Cram, D. Coping With Psoriasis. Addicus Books Inc., 2000.

 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 18, 2017

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