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Hard Water and its Effects on Psoriasis

Hard Water and its Effects on Psoriasis

While no one is quite sure what causes psoriasis, many individuals experience flare-ups when the water they use to wash their hands and body is hard or full of potentially harmful minerals. Specifically, calcium and magnesium can build up in hard water and dry out skin. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that is most often identified by red, scaly patches of dry skin. This condition can cause individuals to experience itching, burning, and stinging in the affected areas. Hard water is known to worsen psoriasis and eczema and can be painful for individuals already suffering from these skin conditions.

One of the ways to solve this problem is by utilizing a water softener or water filtration system to remove excess calcium and magnesium from the water. Hard water can cause a number of other problems including:

  • Hair loss
  • Stained teeth
  • Poor tasting or smelly water

At American Water TX, our state-of-the-art Kinetico water softener and filtration systems are ideal for getting rid of your hard water problem. If you are suffering from the negative effects of hard water, our specialists offer complimentary consultations to assess your water treatment needs. Please call (512) 388-0022 today to make your appointment and take the first steps towards better water.

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