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6 effective ways to manage your stress when you have psoriasis

Stress on its own does not cause psoriasis. Stress and anxiety can trigger a psoriasis flare-up.  A stressed person may respond less promptly and favourably to several treatments. Therefore, treatments other than medication such as stress management are extremely vital to minimize flare-ups.

Having psoriasis is stressful in itself. The self-consciousness and worries of the people about the physical appearance can raise their emotional stress, which eventually causes psoriasis to increase.

If your psoriasis worsens when you are stressed do the following:

  • Identify your stress triggers. Stress triggers are not universal and usually vary from person to person.
  • Once you identify the trigger chalk out a proper action plan to cope-up with the triggers.
  • Focus on improving your interpersonal relations and spend more time with your friends and family.
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy ( to impart behavioural skills to handle stress and regulate feelings)
  • Avoid alcohol and nicotine use
  • Relaxation techniques like yoga and meditation can help cope up with stress.
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6 DON’Ts when you have Psoriasis

Be Gentle.

Handle skin eruptions gently. Avoid scrubbing and rubbing of eruptions. This will only irritate your skin and make psoriasis worse. Do not to pick at scales, this can cause bleeding and increase your risk of infection.

Avoid Stress

Avoid stress triggers. Stress can increase your psoriasis and even make it worse.

Avoid afternoon Sunlight

Afternoon sun exposure can trigger psoriasis and make it worse. Avoid sun exposure from 11 am to 4 pm.

Avoid Alcohol and Nicotine use

Smoking and alcohol can increase psoriasis eruptions.

Avoid red meat

Avoid red meats as it can increase skin inflammation and flare psoriasis.

Take note of flare-ups.

If the psoriasis returns after a period of being under control, schedule a visit with your doctor to find out why, and to decide what can be done to treat it.

Even if you observe new lesions and change in the size of lesions, inform your doctor.

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Cure for Psoriasis

Cure for Psoriasis

How can I get psoriasis? I never came in contact with someone having psoriasis!” Rahul asked his skin doctor. He was surprised to hear this diagnosis about the skin problem that had been bothering him for months.

Rahul assumed that psoriasis spread by touch. The diagnosis started bothering Rahul. He understood that psoriasis cannot be cured and is connected to a breakdown in his immune system.

Psoriasis may look contagious but it is not. You cannot get psoriasis from touching someone who has it. Psoriasis is a chronic skin and joint disease. It develops when a person’s immune system sends faulty signals that tell the skin cells to grow too quickly. New cells form in just days rather than weeks and the body do not shed these excess skin cells.

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Psoriasis: More than Skin deep

Psoriasis is a common autoimmune skin disease. It affects nearly 3% of world’s population. And yet, despite its prevalence, it remains somewhat a mystery to much of the population. There are many misconceptions, myths about psoriasis which needs to be debunked, awareness needs to be raised and the people with psoriasis must be given the attention and consideration they deserve.
Psoriasis is not gender specific and can begin at any age. Men, women, children and even new born babies suffer from psoriasis. Psoriasis skin scales, cracks and bleeds. Many undergo a constant physical and mental agony when the patches appear on their bodies. Some fight with disabling form of arthritis. Many do not get support from family and friends and some have to bear the impact of public rejection.
So, what is Psoriasis?
It is a chronic, relapsing, immune-mediated inflammatory disease of the skin and joints. And mind you! It is not a cosmetic problem.

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