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Psoriasis Prevention and Risk Factors

Certain genetic factors may pre-dispose a person to develop psoriasis. Other environmental factors including obesity, diet, infection, medications and stress also play a role. Avoiding these environmental triggers may reduce the risk or severity of breakouts of psoriasis.

Can Psoriasis be Prevented?
Genetics, environment or both? Are there some risk factors that can be modified to help prevent either the development or severity of psoriasis?

Avoid Psoriasis-causing Medications
Some medications can trigger or worsen psoriasis. If you are prone to psoriasis, you may wish to avoid these medications or change them if you are currently taking any of them.

Avoid Skin Trauma to Minimize Psoriasis
Koebnerization is a phenomenon whereby a rash (such as psoriasis) is induced by injuring the skin. Avoiding trauma to the skin can help minimize psoriasis in many people.

Medications that can Trigger or Worsen Psoriasis
Some people with psoriasis face a Catch-22 when a medication they're taking for another condition causes their red, scaly rashes to get worse -- or brings on a case of psoriasis for the first time.

Obesity and Psoriasis
Just as obesity is linked to health dangers such as heart disease and certain cancers, scientists have established that individuals who are overweight are at greater risk of developing psoriasis.

Psoriasis Prevention Tips from the American Academy of Dermatology
General tips for prenting flares of psoriasis from the American Academy of Dermatology

Psoriasis Prevention Quick Tips
In a nutshell 8 things to do or not do to minimize psoriasis risk and severity.

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