Tips for going on vacation when you have psoriasis.
Psoriasis affects around 3% of the Italian population, and it has a huge impact on the quality of life of patients. As Professor Antonio Costanzo, Supervisor of Dermatology at Humanitas, explained, “Psoriasis can’t be considered any more a disease that only affects the skin. On the contrary, it is a full-fledged systemic disease, because it involves many organs and apparatuses. In fact, it has been known for some time that patients suffering from psoriasis risk developing cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, depression and especially arthritis, due to the chronic inflammation they have”.
Professor Costanzo also wrote some tips on “Corriere Della Sera” for patients with psoriasis who want to enjoy a vacation.
Drink Enough Water
Drinking at least two litres of water per day contributes to the good health of your skin barrier. Moreover, it is important to apply moisturizers after a shower, in order to help delay the return of the symptoms and help the sun remove the psoriatic patches one still has.
Ask your Dermatologist About the Therapy
Biological medications have no sun-related side effects, but they may react badly with some systemic medications. In fact, some of them require special attention. For example, the simultaneous use of sunscreen or a different dosage, while other medications are simply incompatible with biological ones. In fact, some therapies may have photosensitizing effects, while sunburns can stimulate the development of new patches.
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