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Moving to warm part of country

  • By chevy63

    My son who has psoriasis feels that if he moves to a warm state his psoriasis will go away. Is this true? Does warmer weather equal no symptoms?

  • By CathyD Moderator

    Hi chevy63,

    I think psoriasis seems to be so individual that it would really depend on how your son’s psoriasis reacts to weather – some people find warmer weather helps, whilst others find it exacerbates things. And of course it is not just temperature that can affect it – there is humidity and how much sunlight is available too.

    For me personally, whilst sunlight does help, it has never meant that I have been completely free from symptoms, and the heat can cause issues with my inverse psoriasis. Nothing is ever simple, hey?! Perhaps your son could think about taking a holiday and see how his skin reacts?

    I thought you may be interested in this article on psoriasis and weather:

    I hope this is helpful! Thanks so much for reaching out to the community. I think it’s lovely you are researching on behalf of your son, he is very lucky to have you! 🙂

    – CathyD