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When should you talk to your doctor about psoriasis flare-ups?

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If your skin is constantly red and irritated, or you almost never feel good about the way you look, it’s time to talk to your doctor about adjusting your treatment plan. In addition to topical skin creams, there are other prescription medications that can help calm your body’s immune system and control symptoms of psoriasis.

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Doris Day, MD, clinical associate professor of dermatology, New York University Langone Medical Centers.

Gary Goldenberg, MD, assistant clinical director of dermatology, Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine, New York,

National Psoriasis Foundation: "The Great Cover Up: Psoriasis Makeup," "Makeup Tips For Skin With Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 30, 2018

SOURCES:

Doris Day, MD, clinical associate professor of dermatology, New York University Langone Medical Centers.

Gary Goldenberg, MD, assistant clinical director of dermatology, Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine, New York,

National Psoriasis Foundation: "The Great Cover Up: Psoriasis Makeup," "Makeup Tips For Skin With Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 30, 2018

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