One of the most common skin conditions, psoriasis is an inflammatory condition of the skin that affects over 2% of the US population. Psoriasis is characterized by pink, scaly areas of skin (often on the elbows, knees, and scalp, but can occur on other parts of the body as well). Occasionally, patients will complain of itchiness associated with their psoriasis. The condition varies in severity, with milder forms responding well to topical medications and more severe forms requiring oral or injectable medications.
Psoriasis Treatment - Mitchell Dermatology – Perrysburg & Fremont OH
Hi everyone, I’m Nicole with Mitchell Dermatology and one of the physician assistants here. today. I just wanted to talk to you a little bit about psoriasis because especially this time of the year, as we head into the fall in winter months, we often see psoriasis start to flare. The main reason for that is the air is drier, and we also are outside less, which UV exposure to the Sun is helpful for psoriasis. So a lot of times we see patients come in at the end of the year here and have quite flared psoriasis. So there are a lot of options in regards to treatment. We certainly have conservative options as topicals and oral medications, but I just want to touch on biologics, they’re injectable medications and I was interested to learn this week that our office is
actually in the small percentage of offices across the nation they actually prescribed these biologics. I’ve had patients come in and tell me after being on these medications for 1- 2- 3 years
they have actually forgotten what it’s like to have psoriasis because they’ve been clear for so long. So if you feel like you could benefit from this type of treatment, please come into the office we are happy to get you the information about these medications and other options that are available. Call our office at 419 872 HOPE – We’d love to see you