Psoriasis Treatments: Do's and Don'ts
Psoriasis is not a fun condition to have. Sufferers can endure endless discomfort and pain. Some
psoriasis sufferers also have to deal with loss of motion, cracked skin and bleeding. Psoriasis isn’t curable but
it is treatable. There are also some lifestyle changes and precautions one can take to minimize the outbreaks. In
this article we will look at some of the do’s and don’ts of having psoriasis.
Anyone who has psoriasis must use caution when purchasing skin products. Some make ups and
cosmetics can contain allergens or chemicals that will irritate your skin further and cause flair ups. Check with
your doctor first and get an approved list of cosmetics that are safe for you to use. Beauty isn’t worth skin
lesions and endless itching.
Keeping your weight down and avoiding extra pounds is good advice for anyone. It is essential
for someone with psoriasis. Being overweight can actually heighten the symptoms of psoriasis. It can leave you
feeling worse. The extra weight can also make the condition much harder to control. Speak to your doctor about
healthy foods that actually have healing effects for psoriasis. You may be surprised how many are out there.
Avoid skin injuries. Even small injuries can trigger psoriasis flare ups. Keeping exposure to
the sun down and wearing comfortable, loose fitting clothing will help reduce skin injuries greatly. If you do
injure your skin, get it treated immediately to avoid infection.
Keeping on top of your health is good advice for everyone. However, eventually you’re going to
catch a cold or other infection. Infections such as strep throat can cause psoriasis flare ups. It is important
that at the first sign of an infection, to get it treated. Consult your doctor as to the best course of action.
By keeping on top of things and minding your health, you can do a lot to reduce your psoriasis
flare ups. Use caution in selecting cosmetics and keep your weight down. Treat colds and flu immediately. By doing
all of these things your psoriasis flare ups will reduce leaving you feeling much better.