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When should I talk to my doctor about my psoriasis outbreaks?

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Once you have a handle on what causes your psoriasis to flare, it’s time to talk to your doctor. There may not be time to go through every detail in a short visit, so the most important information is your response to psoriasis treatment. Here are some things to consider:

  • Have you applied topical therapies and taken other drugs consistently? Your treatment log will let you answer with certainty.
  • Are there associations between your other medications and your psoriasis outbreaks? Discuss any possible psoriasis triggers with your doctor.
  • Are your psoriasis treatments working? Your drawings or photographs over time will show the details that memory alone can’t.

From: Tracking Your Psoriasis Outbreaks WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE:

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

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 28, 2019

SOURCE:

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

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 28, 2019

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