Foods That Irritate Psoriasis

Updated February 21, 2017

Psoriasis is an itchy skin condition that is caused by the body overproducing skin cells. Certain foods irritate psoriasis and can make psoriasis worse. These foods should be avoided if possible.

Red Meat

Red meat can be highly irritating for psoriasis sufferers because it has arachadonic acid in it. Arachadonic acid causes skin inflammation.


People with psoriasis should avoid drinking alcohol because it has been proven to worsen and even trigger psoriasis episodes.

Dairy Products

Dairy products should be avoided by people with psoriasis because it causes skin inflammation and allergic skin reactions.


Eggs can upset the digestive system and inflame the intestines, which can make psoriasis worse.

Citrus Fruits

Studies show that citrus fruits trigger psoriasis outbreaks in the skin.

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