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Psoriasis and Humidity

Postby Dynamofdh on Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:27 am

Does the relative humidity in the house have any influence on the condition?
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Re: Psoriasis and Humidity

Postby Rickyhom on Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:10 pm

I think mine gets worse in the humidity when I am in Singapore (my son lives there so I visit)
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Re: Psoriasis and Humidity

Postby Dr Anton Alexandroff on Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:08 pm

Thank you. Yes psoriasis can be affected by humidity. It also can be affected by sunlight (UVB). In majority of patients psoriasis improves with sunlight but in 10% of patients it can get worse I am afraid.

I hope this is helpful.
With best wishes,

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