Plaque Psoriasis

What can I do to prevent and treat psoriasis?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
    Psoriasis treatments

    There are a several treatment options to help soothe and treat the scaly skin caused by psoriasis. Watch this video by Dr. Oz to learn what you can do to ease your psoriasis symptoms.

  • AHealthwise answered
    There is no way to prevent psoriasis. But you can take steps to improve symptoms or help reduce the number of psoriasis flare-ups.

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  • AEllen Marmur, MD, Dermatology, answered

    Don't scratch or try to scrub off the scaly skin. Instead, moisturize with a thick, occlusive cream or ointment twice a day. Sweat will irritate the skin, as will fragranced products or perfume. Psoriasis sufferers have to be careful about everything they put on their skin - even sunscreen can sting. Even one patch of plaque should lead you to see a dermatologist, especially since it's likely that you will develop others in the future. It's important to get onto a good treatment program to prevent a more extensive outbreak.

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