Health Tip: Aggravating Psoriasis

By on December 8, 2010

Psoriasis is an immune system disorder that causes red, scaly patches of skin.

The American Academy of Family Physicians says the following triggers can cause the disorder to flare:

  • Having an infection, such as the common cold or strep throat.
  • Having a disease that weakens the immune system.
  • Being under stress.
  • Being a smoker.
  • Irritating the skin.
  • Being exposed to cold.
  • Taking certain medications, such as beta blockers for high blood pressure.

Source: HealthDay

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