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What triggers hand and foot psoriasis?

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Hand and foot psoriasis can be triggered by:

If you smoke, you're more likely to get pustular psoriasis. It’s more common in adults than children, and women tend to get it more than men.

  • Some medications
  • Irritation from creams or ointments
  • Too much UV light
  • Pregnancy
  • Steroids
  • Infections
  • Stress
  • Stopping medication quickly

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: “Case-based review: Palmoplantar psoriasis,” “Psoriasis: Tips for Managing.”

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: “Palmoplantar Pustulosis.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Pustular Psoriasis,” “Hands, Feet and Nails.”

The Psoriasis Association: “Pustular Psoriasis,” “Nail Psoriasis.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 24, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: “Case-based review: Palmoplantar psoriasis,” “Psoriasis: Tips for Managing.”

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: “Palmoplantar Pustulosis.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Pustular Psoriasis,” “Hands, Feet and Nails.”

The Psoriasis Association: “Pustular Psoriasis,” “Nail Psoriasis.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 24, 2019

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