How to Care for Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic immune condition that primarily affects your skin and nails. It causes skin cells to multiply too quickly, resulting in thick, scaly, red patches. Psoriasis can cause inflammation, irritation, and skin cracking. Ask your doctor to help you come up with a plan, and to prescribe medication that will best manage your symptoms. You can supplement medical treatment at home, though, by using moisturizing creams, making healthy lifestyle adjustments, and trying alternative therapies.[1]
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EditTreating Flare-ups at Home
Avoid anything that can trigger flare-ups. Certain things are known to cause your psoriasis to flare-up or make symptoms …