Techniques to Effectively Manage Psoriasis

 

When everything gets awry, you do not turn to your mom for intervention but to your psoriasis techniques that you learned along the way. Psoriasis is one of the most common and exasperating skin disorder you will experience. Good news though, once you know the techniques, it can improve in a span of six months or less.

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If in this case you do not know the techniques of reducing the flare-ups yet, it is time that you learn to spot the things that can make the psoriasis worse. Here are some techniques or tips that can keep your skin condition controllable:

  • Exercises

By now you already know that flare-up is triggered by stress. Stress will release chemicals that can lead to inflammation. Stress is a normal part of life but you can lessen its effect on the body. There are things that you can do like doing exercise. If that is not enough, try yoga or even massaged as this will help relax your body.

Another worthy thing to do is to look for hobbies that you enjoy – it will surely ease stress levels. If you want to get more ideas, you can always talk to your counsellor. There are many stress-management counsellors here in Singapore, do not worry.

  • Use moisturizers

Maybe you do not notice but your skin is better during summers compared to winters. When the weather is dry and cold, flare-up usually happens. The best solution here is to use moisturizer. You can ask your dermatologist for the moisturizer that will work best for you. You can also consider cool-mist humidifier in your room.

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  • Avoid cuts and bruises

When things get passionate, you find yourself with cuts and bruises at the end of the day. If you have psoriasis, you have to avoid cuts and bruises because if the skin suffers from that, flare-up is sure to happen soon. So, you have to lessen activities that can lead to friction.

 

  • Avoid alcohol and smoking

Flare-ups are the result of your lifestyle choices like alcohol and smoking. If you are suffering from any condition, skin or not, you should make an effort to cut back if not totally stop alcohol and smoking. It is always good to break the habit for a healthier version of yourself.

  • Open up about your skin disorder

When doctors give you medications, you are asked if you have any allergies or any medical condition. If you are asked, you have to reveal you have psoriasis because some drugs can trigger flare-ups. Medications for bipolar disorder, high blood pressure can lead to flare-up.

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