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What should I know about using sunscreen if I have plaque psoriasis?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Exposure to sunlight can help heal plaque psoriasis, but be sure you have applied a good broad-spectrum sunscreen because your plaque psoriasis may worsen if you get sunburned. Talk to your doctor or dermatologist about the best sunscreen options for your plaque psoriasis because the affected skin can be sensitive or sore. Try a sunscreen product made for sensitive skin.

If you have a serious case of plaque psoriasis, talk to your doctor about exposure to sunlight and how to best protect your sensitive skin.

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