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What triggers psoriasis?

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Psoriasis shares some of the same triggers as eczema, like stress and infection. However, you can also get psoriasis flare-ups when your skin is injured by:

Some medications can also bring on a psoriasis flare-up, like lithium, or malaria drugs.

  • Vaccination
  • Sunburn
  • Scratches

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Atopic dermatitis: Who gets and causes."

CDC: "Psoriasis."

National Eczema Association: "Eczema," "Symptoms of Eczema," "Causes & Triggers," "Treatment."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "About Psoriasis," "Life with Psoriasis," "Causes and Known Triggers," "Psoriasis Treatments."

O'Neill, J. , April 2011. Acta Dermato-Venereologica

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Atopic dermatitis: Who gets and causes."

CDC: "Psoriasis."

National Eczema Association: "Eczema," "Symptoms of Eczema," "Causes & Triggers," "Treatment."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "About Psoriasis," "Life with Psoriasis," "Causes and Known Triggers," "Psoriasis Treatments."

O'Neill, J. , April 2011. Acta Dermato-Venereologica

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2018

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