Cincinnati Psoriasis Treatments
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that is inherited by genes so is not contagious.
Psoriasis varies in severity from very mild where one may not realize they have it to severe where a large body surface area is affected.
PSORIASIS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT PRESCRIPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PSORAISIS?
Different treatment options for psoriasis are:
- Topical steroid & non-steroid creams
- Light therapy such as Narrow band UVB and PUVA
- Systemic oral medications such as Otzela, methotrexate, cyclosporine or soriatane
- Biologics injections are the newest treatments for psoriasis and include medications such as Enbrel, Humira, Cosentyx, Cimzia, Talz, Tremfya, Stelara and Remicade
WHAT TREATMENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PSORIASIS?
Acne scarring can manifest with either raised or depressed scars. Each type is caused by different circumstances.
Raised Scars: When your body begins to patch up the affected area by creating Collagen fibrous tissue, it can literally go into overdrive, called hypertrophy, and produces too much Collagen in response to the damaged tissue. The fibers pile on top of each other, resulting in a raised mass of new skin tissue. The new tissues are often called keloids and are most commonly located on the chest, back and shoulders.
Depressed Scars: If an insufficient amount of Collagen fibers are created to heal the skin, it can result in depressed scars. These can appear as tiny “dents,” rippling or “ice pick scars” across the affected area. These are far more common than keloids and affect the face more frequently.
WHAT TRIGGERS PSORASIS?
Psoriasis can be triggered by stress, certain medications, infections, cold dry winter weather and lack of sunlight.
IS PSORIASIS LINKED TO OTHER DISEASES OR CONDITIONS?
If you have psoriasis you could be at a greater risk for developing:
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Type II diabetes
- High blood pressure
- Cardiovascular disease