Health Tip: Soothing Psoriasis on the Feet

(HealthDay News) -- Psoriasis causes red, itchy skin plaques that commonly affect the bottoms of the feet.

The American Podiatric Medical Association suggests how to help manage the condition:

  • Soak feet in an oatmeal bath.
  • Regularly apply a hypoallergenic moisturizing lotion.
  • Avoid stress.
  • Don't drink alcohol.
  • Consider light therapy if your doctor recommends it.
  • See a podiatrist if the psoriasis doesn't improve with at-home care.

-- Diana Kohnle

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