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    Stay alert

    Co-morbidities such as arthritis, high blood pressure or diabetes, are common among people with psoriasis and will also need to be treated or, preferably, prevented.

  • Learning about your own psoriasis triggers is one of the best ways to prevent flares or worsening of the disease. Beware of infections, medications, emotional stress or lifestyle factors.

  • It is important to treat any type of infection at the onset as the infection may worsen your skin condition.

  • It is known that some medications may aggravate psoriasis symptoms, therefore it is recommended that you double-check your medications with your doctor.

  • Cold weather months can be especially difficult for psoriasis patients, but with prevention and some extra caution you can make them easier to live.

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    Get enough sleep

    Getting a good night sleep should be an important part of you psoriasis management plan.

  • If you have psoriasis, cuts, scrapes, bug bites, and sunburns may be potential triggers for a psoriasis flare, so protect your skin.

  • Avoid scratching your psoriasis lesions since it might worsen the inflammation and can eventually lead to infection.

  • Stick to the treatment plan that your healthcare provider has prescribed you.

  • Find a doctor or a healthcare team who specialize in psoriasis, as the more the team knows, the more they can help you.

  • Talk openly with your doctor about your psoriasis symptoms, concerns, and doubts regarding your treatment plan.

  • A key to treating psoriasis is keeping your skin moisturized every day to reduce irritation, itchiness and the build-up of scaling.

  • If you have psoriasis, you should be wary of harsh soaps as they can be hard on your sensitive skin.

  • Take the lead of your own health and wellbeing, with the support from those involved in your care. This can help you manage your psoriasis treatment in order to fit your lifestyle.