Trauma to your skin can cause psoriasis to flare. Wear shoes to avoid stepping on sharp objects, clip nails carefully and wear gloves when cleaning or doing yard work. Avoid bug bites by wearing protective clothing and an insect repellent without DEET, which can irritate your skin. Bug bites may not directly affect your psoriasis, but scratching itchy bites can.
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