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What should I avoid if I have flexural psoriasis?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Flexural psoriasis (also called inverse psoriasis) affects areas of the body where skin rubs together. If you have flexural psoriasis, try to avoid getting too hot, because this can make your symptoms worse. Avoid clothing that traps in heat and sweat. Opt for cotton clothing instead. Other potential triggers for psoriasis that experts recommend you avoid include:
  • alcohol
  • smoking
  • unnecessary stress
  • hot water for bathing
  • scratching or picking at lesions.

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