for psoriasis includes protecting your skin, keeping it moist, and using
An important part of treatment for psoriasis is to
keep your skin moist.
Keeping your skin moist is effective in
preventing or reducing symptoms of psoriasis.
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Skin care is important
because it can prevent or reduce the symptoms of psoriasis. It can also help
prevent infections and injuries to your skin, which can result in flare-ups of
Taking care of your skin involves protecting your skin,
keeping it moist, and using prescribed medicines. These steps will improve the
condition of your skin.
Skin care can prevent or reduce the symptoms of
Protecting your skin, keeping it moist, and
using prescribed medicines can prevent or reduce the symptoms of
Continue to How?
Protect your skin by:
Protect your nails by:
Keep your skin moist by:
Protect your scalp by:
Use prescribed medicines by following the instructions for skin products
and medicines prescribed for you.
Injury to your skin, such as cuts or scrapes, can
Injury to your skin increases the chances of a
psoriasis flare-up or of making psoriasis symptoms worse.
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For more information about skin care for psoriasis, talk to your:
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January 9, 2012
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
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