Too much of anything is bad for you, including alcohol.
However, many people enjoy alcohol, whether it’s a glass of wine with dinner, a few beers whilst watching the game, or out on a Friday or Saturday night. Just because you’ve got psoriasis, it shouldn’t make you an exception. Some people say that people with psoriasis shouldn’t drink - it certainly won't make it any better, but the truth is that no hard evidence has been found that says drinking in moderation will make psoriasis any worse.
Alcohol does dehydrate the body, so you may find you have to be slightly more careful than most in terms of making sure you have a few hydrating soft drinks alongside your alcoholic ones. You may find your skin is a bit drier, and needs moisturising more. Some of the systemic or biologic treatments state that you shouldn’t drink whilst taking them, and if this is the case, it’s important you follow these warnings.
Drinking too much alcohol can be dangerous for anybody, and can result in impaired judgement, loss of consciousness, vomiting and potential alcohol poisoning. Long-term alcohol abuse can result in addiction and dependency, and an increased risk of liver damage and various cancers. Please remember that it is illegal to buy alcohol if you are under 18, and, if you have been drinking, look out for yourself and your friends, book licensed taxis and do not drive.
For all the facts about alcohol, visit Drinkaware.