If an individual has the genes that are necessary to develop psoriasis, there is always a chance that they will develop the disease. Nonetheless, they can take actions to help prevent flare-ups and reduce symptoms.
Can psoriasis be prevented?
Psoriasis is an inherited disease that can emerge due to a variety of factors (e.g., stress, anxiety, injury). In other words, the reason for the onset of this disease varies from one person to the next. However, should the disease emerge, there are actions one can take to prevent flare-ups.
How do you stop psoriasis flare ups?
As soon as a flare-up begins, many people use a topical ointment on it. They then continue to apply the ointment periodically until the flare-up is completely gone, not just until it feels better. After applying the medication, patients take a clean washcloth and run it under warm water, then apply it to the affected area.