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Psoriasis: Skin, Scalp, and Nail Care

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If you have psoriasis, your skin is very sensitive. To protect your skin, avoid:

The most important thing you can do is to keep your skin moist. Use moisturizing creams, ointments, and lotions.

How do I protect my skin, scalp, and nails?

Your skin

Protect your skin by:

Your nails

Protect your nails by:

For moist skin

You can keep your skin moist by:

Your scalp

Protect your scalp by:


Use prescribed medicines by following the instructions for skin products and medicines prescribed for you.

Credits for Psoriasis: Skin, Scalp, and Nail Care

Current as of: October 30, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology

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