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

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Pustular psoriasis may be triggered by sunburn, infections, or medications. This form of psoriasis causes pus-filled lesions with red and swollen skin. If you have this severe form of psoriasis, you should talk to your doctor or dermatologist about how to best care for your skin, including sunscreen application.

Depending on the severity of your pustular psoriasis, your doctor or dermatologist may suggest that you simply wear protective clothing for sunscreen protection, especially on those areas of your skin that are most affected by pustular psoriasis.

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