Does psoriasis get worse in cold weather?

Does psoriasis get worse in cold weather?

The winter months can be anything but wonderful for people with moderate to severe psoriasis. That’s because cold weather can make psoriasis symptoms worse. There are several reasons for this: Cold and dry weather extracts moisture from your skin, which is already at a premium for people with psoriasis.

How do you treat scalp psoriasis in the winter?

Keep your scalp moist and hydrated. Apply aloe vera, coconut oil, or a lotion recommended by your dermatologist while your scalp is damp. You might find that wearing a shower cap after applying moisturizers improves their effectiveness; however, you should discuss this with your doctor first.

Can psoriasis be triggered by cold?

Cold weather is a common trigger for psoriasis. Cold weather usually means drier air, which can increase the skin’s dryness on the psoriasis plaques. And as the skin gets drier, it is more likely to crack, bleed, and get infected. Cold weather is also frequently accompanied by less daylight.

Is dovobet available over the counter?

At The Independent Pharmacy you can buy both Dovobet gel and ointment. Both products contain the active ingredients calcipotriol and betamethasone to soothe and reduce dry, flaky skin caused by mild to moderate psoriasis.

Are cold showers good for psoriasis?

Shower and bathe If you’re in pain from the psoriasis outbreak, try a cold shower. This may soothe your skin. Showers should be no more than 10 minutes. Make sure to avoid bathing products that contain fragrance, as this can irritate your skin.

How can I prevent scalp psoriasis in winter?

Wear soft layers. Bundle up in a soft scarf, hat, and gloves when you go outside to protect exposed areas of skin. Dress in layers you can peel off to avoid getting too hot — sweating can make psoriasis worse. Choose cotton over wool, denim, and other fabrics that are more likely to bother your skin.

What can I use instead of dovobet?

Enstilar® is suitable for the topical treatment of plaque psoriasis in adults as an alternative to Dovobet® ointment which is currently approved for use. Enstilar® can be prescribed by any primary and secondary clinician for the treatment of plaque psoriasis in adults.