5 Ways to Prevent Psoriasis Flare-Ups
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Keeping skin psoriasis-free.

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that affects the skin, causing plaques, or raised patches of red, scaly skin, to form. These plaques can be itchy, painful, and embarrassing for patients. Fortunately, there are many treatment options available today that can manage psoriasis and keep skin clear, although patients are still susceptible to experiencing periodic flare-ups, or the temporary worsening of symptoms. Every psoriasis patient is unique and may experience flare-up for different reasons, but I have several general tips I share with my patients for keeping their skin clear.

THIS CONTENT DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. This content is provided for informational purposes and reflects the opinions of the author. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare professional regarding your health. If you think you may have a medical emergency, contact your doctor immediately or call 911.

Francisco Tausk

Francisco Tausk, MD

Francisco Tausk, MD, is co-director of the multidisciplinary Psoriasis Center at the University of Rochester—the only center in the U.S. where dermatologists, rheumatologists and psychiatrists formulate care collectively with patients and their families. View his Healthgrades profile > 

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Publish Date: Mar 28, 2016

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