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What are some possible triggers of psoriasis?

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Some people feel these things can trigger a psoriasis flare-up:

  • Emotional stress
  • Medications, including beta-blockers, anti-malaria drugs, NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, and lithium
  • Winter weather
  • Shaving or any injury to your skin such as from vaccinations, scratches, or sunburns
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Infection, such as strep throat
  • Smoking
  • Fatty meats

From: Tracking Your Psoriasis Outbreaks WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Dermatology: "Psoriasis Triggers" and "What Psoriasis Looks Like."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 28, 2019

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American Academy of Dermatology: "Psoriasis Triggers" and "What Psoriasis Looks Like."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 28, 2019

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