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mikide 05-17-2011 06:00 PM

Does allergy season trigger PS flareups?
 
I can almost swear that my flareups happen during allergy season, can this be possible? If yes then what can I do to help the situation?

janewhite1 05-17-2011 06:41 PM

Re: Does allergy season trigger PS flareups?
 
I don't have psoriasis, but I do have eczema. In recent years I've gotten much better about avoiding contact triggers, so almost all my eczema issues seem to result from pollen exposure. I mean, there's no doubt about it. I'll be outside, eyes itching, nose running, chest tight, and then all of a sudden hives start popping up on my face, and the skin behind my ears is rough.

The only things that seem to help are:

1) Daily antihistamines! If your antihistamine isn't cutting it, consider a stronger one. I find Zyrtec or its prescription cousin hydroxyzine to be best for skin.

2) I try to keep covered (no short shorts) during peak pollen. When I come in from outside, I wash my face with cool water.


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