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How should I cleanse my skin if I have exfoliative psoriasis?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If you have an episode of exfoliative psoriasis (also called erythrodermic psoriasis), it is important that you get medical care right away. Exfoliative psoriasis is the least common but the most serious type of the autoimmune condition psoriasis. It can become life threatening and requires immediate medical care.

Your doctor can come up with a comprehensive management plan to bring the episode under control, and that may involve special baths to help soothe your skin and reduce itching.

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