- Cold and dry weather
- Drugs (such as antimalarials, beta-blockers, hydroxychloroquine, lithium, and prednisone)
- Stress/stressful life event
- Traumatic injury to the skin
- Withdrawal of corticosteroids
In addition, if you have psoriasis, this increases your chances of the following:
- Heart Disease
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Type 2 Diabetes
Other issues that can arise from dealing with psoriasis include increased alcohol consumption, obesity, smoking, and even suicide.
There are creams and ointments to treat mild or moderate cases of psoriasis, which include:
- Coal Tar
- Salicylic Acid
- Vitamin D
For more serious cases of psoriasis, please schedule an appointment with your doctor who can prescribe phototherapy or more advanced medications, which can be administered orally or by injection.