Staying Well with Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

What's the most important way to stay well with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis? It's setting up a treatment plan with your doctor, sticking to it and letting your doctor know if it's working.

But don't stop there. Get personalized advice for managing psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis with our award-winning mobile and web app, AskMD.

Smart self-care tips and lifestyle habits can also help ease your symptoms and improve your overall health. Your doctor can offer advice about what may work best for your condition.

You may want to ask your doctor:

  • How can I protect and soothe my skin at home? When bathing? When it's hot? When it's cold?
  • Which lifestyle changes are most likely to help my symptoms?
  • Are there any triggers I should avoid to help my symptoms?
  • How can I get help for managing stress, depression, losing weight or quitting smoking?
  • Will avoiding alcohol help my symptoms?
  • What can I do to ease fatigue and boost my energy level?
  • What kinds of exercise are safe for my joints?
  • What can I do to take stress off my joints and make daily activities easier?
  • Which vaccinations should I get?
  • If I have psoriasis, what should I know about my risk for psoriatic arthritis and other health problems (such as heart disease and skin cancer)?
  • If I have psoriatic arthritis, what should I know about my risk for other health problems (such as eye or heart problems)?
  • What else can I do to stay as well as possible?  

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