Psoriatic Arthritis (cont.)
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Psoriatic Arthritis Follow-up
If someone has symptoms of psoriatic arthritis, a consultation with a rheumatologist (a physician who specializes in arthritis) can optimize care.
Psoriatic Arthritis Prevention
Various medications can cause psoriasis to worsen. Try to avoid these medications to minimize flare-ups. Lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid) and withdrawal from systemic corticosteroids (a steroid treatment that affects the whole body) both are well known to cause flare-ups. Beta-blockers, antimalarial drugs, and NSAIDs may also cause flare-ups.
Additional preventative steps for psoriasis flare-ups include the following:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/23/2015
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