StressThis is one of the most common triggers, says Colby Evans, MD, a dermatologist and chair-elect of the board of directors of the National Psoriasis Foundation.
Stress makes your body go into a protective mode. It reacts by sending chemicals that cause inflammation, which leads to flare-ups.
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What you can do. Try exercise, yoga, or massage, Evans suggests, or take up hobbies you enjoy. They can help ease your stress. So can relaxation techniques like progressive muscle relaxation, focused breathing, and mindfulness meditation.
Talk to a therapist or stress management counsellor to get other ideas.
Weather Changes"When the weather is colder and drier, psoriasis tends to flare," Evans says.
Most people find their skin is better in the summer and worse in the winter. That's probably due to the lack of sun in the winter, says Mark Lebwohl, MD, chairman of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.
What you can do. Try using a moisturiser, Lebwohl suggests. A cool-mist humidifier in your bedroom can also help.
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Many psoriasis treatment centres have phototherapy units, or you can get one for your home. They mimic sunlight and can help ease your psoriasis symptoms. Talk to your doctor to see if it's the right treatment for you.
What you can do.
"It is important to let any doctor who is prescribing you medication know that you have psoriasis,"
Cuts and Bruises
a flare up may happen when normal skin is damaged .Cut back on activities where you know that a part of your body is likely to be rubbed against or get hurt, Lebwohl says.If you have a skin injury and notice a flare-up developing in that area, treat it right away.