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What can you do to manage palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP)?

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Here are some tips to help you feel better:

  • If you smoke, stop.
  • Don't use bubble bath or shower gel. Use a soap with moisturizer instead.
  • Protect your skin. Wear vinyl gloves when you work with water, use household cleaners, or work in your garden.
  • Wear 100% cotton socks, and avoid shoes made from man-made products.
  • Be careful. Any injuries, even minor ones, can be hard on your skin. If you have an injury, use waterproof bandages.
  • Keep the affected areas clean.
  • Rest your hands and feet often.

SOURCES:

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: "Palmoplantar Pustulosis."

British Association of Dermatologists: "Palmoplantar Pustulosis."

Canadian Medical Association: "Palmoplantar pustulosis."

Mayo Clinic: "Psoriasis."

Melwani, P. November 2009. JAMA Dermatology,

National Center for Biotechnology Information: "Rapid Improvement of Palmoplantar Psoriasis after Cessation of Smoking."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Phototherapy."

UpToDate: "Palmoplantar pustulosis: Treatment."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 13, 2018

SOURCES:

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: "Palmoplantar Pustulosis."

British Association of Dermatologists: "Palmoplantar Pustulosis."

Canadian Medical Association: "Palmoplantar pustulosis."

Mayo Clinic: "Psoriasis."

Melwani, P. November 2009. JAMA Dermatology,

National Center for Biotechnology Information: "Rapid Improvement of Palmoplantar Psoriasis after Cessation of Smoking."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Phototherapy."

UpToDate: "Palmoplantar pustulosis: Treatment."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 13, 2018

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