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What are common ways to deal with psoriasis?

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Some common ways to deal with psoriasis -- like managing your stress, avoiding smokers, putting on moisturizer after a shower or bath, and getting plenty of rest -- work well for most areas. However, others are too harsh for tender skin.

You'll need to consider the location of your psoriasis patches when you make decisions about what to do. Keep these things in mind to protect your sensitive skin and make living with your psoriasis easier.

SOURCES:

National Psoriasis Foundation.

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: "Psoriasis and Sensitive Areas."

Psoriasis Association (UK): "Psoriasis in Sensitive Areas."

Guglielmetti, A. , December 2012 Dermatology and Therapy.

New York Times : "Weight Loss May Ease Psoriasis," May 30, 2013.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on December 4, 2018

SOURCES:

National Psoriasis Foundation.

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: "Psoriasis and Sensitive Areas."

Psoriasis Association (UK): "Psoriasis in Sensitive Areas."

Guglielmetti, A. , December 2012 Dermatology and Therapy.

New York Times : "Weight Loss May Ease Psoriasis," May 30, 2013.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on December 4, 2018

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