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Pustular Psoriasis (cont.)

Other Therapy for Pustular Psoriasis

Conventional therapy has been tested with clinical trials. The FDA has approved conventional drugs for the treatment of psoriasis. Some look to alternative therapy, diet changes, supplements, or stress-reducing techniques to help reduce symptoms. For the most part, alternative therapies have not been tested with clinical trials, and the FDA has not approved dietary supplements for treatment of psoriasis. However, the National Psoriasis Foundation does discuss some other therapies on their web site. Individuals should check with their doctors before starting any therapy.

Pustular Psoriasis Prevention

  • Avoiding environmental factors that trigger psoriasis, such as smoking, sun exposure, and stress, may help prevent or minimize flare-ups of psoriasis. Sun exposure may help in many cases of psoriasis and aggravate it in others.
  • Alcohol is considered a risk factor for psoriasis in young to middle-aged men. Avoid or minimize alcohol use if one has psoriasis.
  • There are no specific dietary restrictions or supplements for psoriasis, other than to consume a well-balanced and adequate diet.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/10/2015

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