Important Cold Weather Tips for Avoiding Psoriatic Arthritis Flare-Ups

As temperatures drop in the fall and winter, you may notice that your psoriatic arthritis flares up more often.

Cold weather tends to make joints more tender and stiff. Cold, dry air can draw moisture out of your skin and make psoriasis worse, too.

You don’t need to change your psoriasis arthritis treatment; you just need to do a little extra to avoid those flare-ups caused by the cold.

Try these simple tips to keep your symptoms in check.

  • Dress warmly to prevent exposure to cold air, which will trigger joint pain and dry out skin
  • Soak in a warm bath to ease arthritis pain
  • Incorporate regular exercise into your daily routine, to keep your joints from getting stiff
  • Use a humidifier in you home to combat the drier air caused by central heating
  • Take care of your immune system by avoiding sick people, getting the flu shot, and washing your hands regularly
  • Eat a healthy diet to boost your immune system, fight off infections, and help calm inflammation