Psoriasis is a serious skin problem in which the immune system becomes very active. It causes problems like swelling, rashes, scabs, itching and rash on the skin. It mostly appears on the elbows, knees, back and scalp. But it can also affect other parts of the body. There are many reasons behind the occurrence of this problem such as a weak immune system, hormonal changes, and environmental factors including genetic reasons. This problem increases significantly in winter. Let us know why this happens.
Why does the problem of psoriasis increase in winter?
Take a hot bath
To avoid cold, people take a bath with hot water. When hot water comes in contact with the skin, dryness of the skin increases. Hot water damages the outer layer of skin that retains moisture. The more you bathe with hot water, the more your problem will increase. In such a situation, people suffering from this disease should avoid bathing in hot water.
Insufficiency of water
In the winter season, we drink much less water as compared to the summer days, due to this you do not realize it but the body gets dehydrated, which affects the moisture of the skin. Due to loss of moisture, itching increases and rashes appear. To reduce the symptoms of psoriasis, drink an adequate amount of water.
Woolen clothes can also be responsible for this. Wearing woollen clothes can increase itching and allergies in the affected areas. Woolen clothes can scratch the scab and this problem can spread to other body parts. In such a situation, whenever you wear woollen clothes, first wear cotton clothes and only then wear a sweater.
Lack of sunlight
UV rays interfere with the rapid growth of skin cells which is characteristic of psoriasis. In such a situation, when you spend less time in smoke, your psoriasis is more likely to increase.
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