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Posted on 5/19/21 9:57 PM
Hi, I was doing some reading around on other sites and I found an article saying that around 15-20% of psoriasis cases are linked to current or past smoking!
Has anyone else heard of this? I used to smoke when I was younger but I had no idea it could lead to this!
Beginning of the discussion - 5/19/21Psoriasis and smoking: Is there a link? https://www.carenity.us/forum/psoriasis/living-with-psoriasis/psoriasis-and-smoking-3373
Posted on 5/19/21 10:04 PM
Hello @Starke, thank you for opening this discussion! That's very interesting, I hadn't heard about a link between smoking and psoriasis!
For our other members, were any of you aware of this link when you are diagnosed? Do you think smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke could be behind your case of psoriasis? Have you noticed if smoking or being around smoke triggers your flares?
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Posted on 5/20/21 5:59 AM
Posted on 5/31/21 10:04 PM
@PoohBear3040 Same for me. I was diagnosed when I was older but I've never been a smoker and the only people around me who smoked was my grandfather who I didn't live with, so I don't think I spent enough time around him for it to be from that. That's interesting about the lamp oil. I think mine is stress/trauma induced.
Posted on 7/29/21 4:28 PM
Have you seen this older discussion? If you haven't seen already, we've just published an article on this subject: Does smoking make psoriasis worse?
What do you think? For those of you who are or were smokers, have you noticed if it had an impact on your psoriasis? Did you notice any changes when you quit?
@kaitlin.engels @kimber003 @w2007sara @Sheli70 @dingodad @PoohBear3040 @stain2319 @laracroft44 @SabinaYetta52 @psopsofine @MCSmith @Kwarpenburg @Daline22 @Babylioness31 @Marceloanderson @Scose46
Feel free to share here!