Winter To Do List for Psoriasis Patients
Here are a few things to think about as the days grow shorter and the weather grows colder.
It is flu season, and that means it is time to get your flu shot. If you are on an immune suppressing medication – including a biologic injection or infusion, methotrexate or prednisone – you should get the flu shot, NOT the flu mist nasal spray. The shot uses dead virus, while the mist uses live but weakened virus. But the experts insist it is wise to get a flu shot.
For more information, read the U.S. government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s web page on arthritis and the flu. The discussion is generally applicable to psoriatic arthritis and even many psoriasis patients.
MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT
The annual Medicare Open Enrollment period runs from October 15 through December 7. This is the time for Medicare beneficiaries to make sure their current plan still meets their needs; for example, whether any prescription coverage is best for the prescription medications they expect to be taking in the coming year.