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Can psoriasis be prevented?

Psoriasis cannot be prevented in susceptible people, often those with parents who had it, because it is largely an inherited condition. Flare ups can be decreased or even prevented at times however. Avoiding certain medicines, cutting down stress, reducing the chance of skin infections and sunburn, along with a healthy diet appear to be helpful.

You can't really prevent psoriasis, but you can prevent flare ups by avoiding certain triggers. There are several factors that are known to make psoriasis worse. Try to keep your stress levels low, avoid smoking, and consume alcohol in moderation. Cold weather or overexposure to the sun can trigger a flare-up, so be conscious of your time spent outside. You can't prevent the condition, but by following your doctor's treatment plan, you may be able to prevent uncomfortable episodes.

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