Treat Your Psoriasis Symptoms
Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune disease that appears on the skin. If you notice symptoms that may suggest you have Psoriasis, we can provide you with the proper treatment needed. Psoriasis is where old skin cells stop shedding and new skin cells grow ten times faster than normal. Then causes the skin cells to stick together forming scaly, dry patches and “foreign” plaques. This triggers an immune response leading to inflammation and itchiness. Psoriasis most often affects the elbows, knees and scalp, as well as the back and buttocks. Experts aren’t certain of what causes or stimulates a psoriasis outbreak, but do have some ideas. Experts agree that stress, trauma to the skin, respiratory infections, Lithium medication, excessive consumption of alcohol or sudden weight gain may exacerbate the condition. Psoriasis is the most common autoimmune disease in the U.S. As many as 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis.
Psoriasis Treatment is very individualized. Rotational therapy is often necessary to prevent tolerance. Topical cortisone, retinoids, and calcium analogues are often the first defense for isolated patches. Larger areas do well with ultraviolet light plus psoralen (PUVA therapy), or combined with tar or anthralin. In severe cases, strong oral, or even injectable medications may be necessary but require very close monitoring. Moderate sunlight exposure may also be effective also. Our providers want to help provide our patients with significant relief through the use of our treatments.