There are a number of factors that worsen the course of psoriasis. Any person suffering from this disease must know and observe them.
It is necessary to try to avoid stressful situations, they can provoke
an exacerbation of psoriasis.
Do not damage the skin, do not comb, try to avoid all kinds of
mechanical irritation of the skin. Psoriasis can begin to develop in a damaged area
that was not previously susceptible to the disease. Burns, scratches, cuts,
injuries – all this can lead to an increase in the course of the disease.
It is important to know that excessive exposure to the sun does not
contribute to the treatment of psoriasis, but, on the contrary, can lead to its
development. You can stay in the sun (ultraviolet rays slow down the growth of
skin cells), but not more than 20 minutes, and be sure to use sun protection.
Eat right – this advice is useful not only for patients with psoriasis.
A balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables can alleviate the course
of the disease and generally has a beneficial effect on the body.
Do not forget about physical exercises, which will increase your mood,
improve the general condition of the body.
Some medications that the patient takes for another reason can
significantly worsen the course of the disease. Therefore, it is imperative
that you tell your doctor about the medications you are taking.
In patients with psoriasis who abuse alcohol, exacerbation of the
disease is much more common. Itching intensifies, the clinical course of
psoriasis becomes more severe. It is all the more important to know and remember
that drinking alcohol is incompatible with the use of drugs.
When taking a bath or shower, you must use a soft sponge that does not
irritate the skin. It is better not to use a washcloth at all. Use delicate
skin cleansers, preferably pharmacy ones – this is another important factor,
the observance of which will help make life easier for patients with psoriasis.
Choose clothes that are loose, light and do not restrict movement. Avoid
wearing synthetic fabrics.
Try to reduce contact with household chemicals. Handle with extreme care with powders, paints, various cleaning agents. Contact with substances of this kind may exacerbate skin rashes.