Infections can burden the immune system, resulting in an inflammatory reaction. For those with a family history of psoriasis, a streptococcal throat infection can sometimes trigger the first symptoms of psoriasis. Typically, a patient report a history of a sore throat approximately 2 weeks prior to the widespread appearance of small, red teardrop-shaped patches.
You can prevent infections, for instance, by washing your hands with water and a mild soap several times a day or by avoiding the sharing of drinks, food or eating utensils with other people.
Any wounds or cuts should be properly cleaned and covered with bandages to diminish the risk of infection.
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