Psoriasis is a chronic condition that affects your skin causing rash-like symptoms that can impact your everyday life when these become severe. There is no cure for psoriasis but with proper skincare and with help from your Atlanta, GA, dermatologist its effects can be managed. Learn more from your local professionals from Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Diseases in Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming, and Sandy Springs, GA.
Skin injuries are a common trigger for psoriasis flare-ups and these can be caused by scratching. Itching and redness are symptoms of the condition and by scratching these you can create a seemingly endless cycle of discomfort. But there are strategies you can follow that can help control the itch.
Habits such as smoking and drinking can awaken psoriasis in those predisposed to the disease, and can also make the effects of the condition more severe to those already suffering from it. So cutting down on these habits could be considered part of good skincare and can also positively impact your overall health.
Good hygiene is a key aspect of a good skincare routine, but if you suffer from psoriasis there are a few extra considerations. Such as using a body wash that is fragrance-free and avoiding hot showers and hard scrubbing. Perfume and body sprays can also trigger a reaction.
Moisturizing can prevent skin from becoming itchy and then irritated, which can prompt psoriasis symptoms. You can speak with your Atlanta, GA, dermatologist about the types of lotions safe for your psoriasis, especially so if in spite of proper skincare your skin is still very itchy and you continue to experience flare-ups.
Managing Your Psoriasis in Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming, and Sandy Springs, GA
If you are struggling with psoriasis symptoms it may be time to schedule a consultation with your local Atlanta, GA, skin experts of Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Diseases in Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming, and Sandy Springs, GA. Dial (404) 252-4333 for the Sandy Springs and Atlanta Office, (770) 751-1133 for the Roswell office, (770) 664-5225 for Alpharetta, and (770) 844-1902 in Cumming.