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.
Are There Ways to Prevent Psoriatic Arthritis?
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 7/14/2016
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