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Dry air, cooler temperatures, and shorter days may be just the recipe that worsens your Psoriasis symptoms. The lack of moisture in the air and lesser duration of sunlight contribute to dry, itchy skin. To add to the mix, the changing climate can bring along a host of infections or seasonal illness like the flu and cold increasing the risk of Psoriasis flare-ups. All of these may make you cringe at the thought of the upcoming winter.
Here are some tips that can help you stay in control of your Psoriasis all season long.
With the right approach, you can effectively manage your Psoriasis in winter. In the case of a Psoriasis flare-up, contact your Dermatologist for the best advice based on your treatment plan.
Health line. Tips for managing Psoriasis in the cold weather. Available [online] at URL: https://www.healthline.com/health/psoriasis/moderate-to-severe/how-to-bundle-up-this-winter-without-making-your-psoriasis-symptoms-worse. As accessed on December 24, 2019.
Everyday Health. 5 Ways to Soothe Psoriasis This Winter. Available online at https://www.everydayhealth.com/psoriasis/living-with/managing-psoriasis-in-winter/. Accessed on 25 September 2020.
WebMD. Tips for Winter Psoriasis. Available online at https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/psoriasis/features/winter. Accessed on 25 September 2020.