8 Things Which Could Worsen Psoriasis
Psoriasis can be a tough battle and hard to handle. Unlike some other common skin conditions, Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition. Using general products won’t target the issue. You need to identify what is going on underneath your skin.
Psoriasis is different for everyone. For most people psoriasis flares come and go over time. So, it is important to learn how to manage flare-ups to reduce this condition’s impact on your day-to-day life.
By learning more about the causes behind your flares, you may be able to control your symptoms. There are 8 things which could worsen psoriasis:-
Alcohol consumption can be linked to the worsening of psoriasis symptoms. Regular intake of alcohol may impact the effectiveness of the medications. Your skin may start itching tremendously. Alcohol causes your kidney to work overtime and leaves your body dehydrated.
Consuming too much alcohol could make psoriasis symptoms worse. So, avoid excessive alcohol consumption and if you do have a cocktail, make sure water outweighs alcohol consumption.
Everyone is aware of the fact that “Smoking is injurious to health”. Numerous studies have found that smoking is known to increase the risk of developing psoriasis. The more your smoke, the higher your risk. So, you never know how smoking can worsen your psoriasis symptoms.
Quitting smoking may reduce the odds of developing psoriasis symptoms. Also, warn your children to never start smoking, if psoriasis runs in your family.
Psoriasis itself is a source of stress. This stress can cause you to have an outbreak of psoriasis for the first time. These two go hand in hand. The National Psoriasis Foundation also reports that psoriasis is sometimes the body’s way of coping with stress. It sends out false signals tricking your body to produce skin cells it doesn’t need.
So, finding ways to manage stress can help you in avoiding psoriasis flares.
Winters are full of cheer but also brings stress; Because cold weather is brutal for psoriasis sufferers.
When the temperature drops down, you may see your psoriasis symptoms getting worse. Cold weather can dry out your skin and make psoriasis in joints more painful.
So, pump up the moisture and drink plenty of water to beat winter flare-ups.
Long and hot showers can dry your skin. The hotter the water, the more it will dry out your skin and irritate it even more. Especially in the winters when we are already combating cold weather.
Our body produces natural oil, and hot showers can take it away. So, try to use warm, instead of hot water every time.
Fragrances make products smell good, but for some people, it can cause skin irritation or itching. Products with a fragrance like lotion, cream, detergent, perfumes, etc. can cause allergic reactions, hence trigger psoriasis.
Psoriasis symptoms get worse due to dry skin. So, it is important to apply lotion and creams to keep your skin moist. But you need to choose your lotion carefully. Using fragrance-free products will help you to avoid allergic reactions and reduce psoriasis flare-ups.
According to Ayurveda, coconut oil is the best source to soften the hard scales of skin.
Getting a tattoo requires putting tiny cuts on the skin. The repetitive injury done to the skin can trigger psoriasis. A person with psoriasis should choose to avoid getting tattoos or piercings, even when you don’t have active plaques. Even tattoo artists are prohibited from tattooing a person with psoriasis in some states.
The UV rays in sunlight slow the growth of skin cells, which is good for psoriasis. But that doesn’t mean you go overboard with sun exposure. Sunburn can trigger your psoriasis and can also increase your risk of skin cancer.
So, it is important to increase exposure slowly and set limits to prevent a flare-up.
Once you know what triggers your psoriasis flare, it will become easier to avoid these. When it comes to making lifestyle changes, you can read this blog Healthy Diet And Other Lifestyle Changes You Should Make In Psoriasis and try on your own.
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Psoriasis treatment in Ayurveda is simple and effective. For a complete Ayurvedic check-up and treatment, visit Ayurvedguru Dr Manoj Virmani. Call for an appointment: +91 94160 11800 or visit website Ayurvedguru.com.
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