Just Diagnosed With Psoriasis? What You Need Now

10 things you should do right away (11 Photos)

Laura F. McCarthy on Oct 7, 2010 at 12:38PM

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Just Diagnosed With Psoriasis? What You Need Now

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Be Honest About Your Lifestyle

Your habits can affect your treatment. For example, certain medications can cause potentially serious problems, such as liver damage, when combined with alcohol. Cigarette smoking can worsen psoriasis symptoms. Inactivity, poor sleep and too much (or too little) sun exposure may also affect your psoriasis. Answer all of your doctor's questions honestly so that you can work together to create the best plan for managing your psoriasis.
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