Psoriasis is characterized by pink, scaly areas of skin which often appear on the elbows, knees, and scalp, and may appear on other parts of the body as well. Psoriasis is a non-contagious inflammatory and chronic skin disorder affecting over 7.4 million people in the United States.
Psoriasis is considered an autoimmune disease, meaning that your immune system is doing harm to your body instead of protecting it.
Psoriasis can cause your skin to develop scaly patches that are silvery or red in color and can be itchy and painful.
There are five different types of psoriasis, (plaque, guttate, inverse, pustular, and erythrodermic) and the severity and symptoms of this condition can vary. It is also possible to suffer from more than one type psoriasis.
Treatment for psoriasis will depend on the type and the severity of the condition. Milder forms of psoriasis typically respond well to topical medications, while more severe forms require an oral or injectable medication.
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
At Mitchell Dermatology, we’ve successfully treated hundreds of patients suffering from this sometimes painful and oftentimes embarrassing skin condition. Let us help you get your psoriasis under control today.
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