Psoriasis impact on daily living quiz - Results
YOU ARE JUST GETTING STARTED DOWN THE PATH TO LIVING WELL.
Living well with psoriasis means taking an active role in managing your condition. It means learning to recognize flare triggers and knowing what to do to avoid them. It means taking care of your skin and nails, getting enough rest, and managing stress. It also means setting goals for yourself and taking the time to find a treatment that truly works for you.
Every treatment is different – and so is every person living with psoriasis. Make sure you check in with your doctor every so often to confirm you’re seeing results.
Since you indicated you’re not completely satisfied with your current treatment, you may want to make an appointment with your doctor to talk about other psoriasis treatment options. Find a dermatologist here if you don’t have one yet.
You maybe interested in the following treatment options:
Oral medications (which are taken by mouth), deliver medicine throughout the body rather than to just one small area. Also known as “systemics”, they are most often used by people who don’t respond to other treatments, or those who have moderate to severe psoriasis. They include cytotoxic drugs, immunosuppressants, and oral retinoids.
Ultraviolet light therapy
Ultraviolet light therapy, also called "targeted phototherapy," involves exposing the affected skin to ultraviolet light under medical supervision. It may be recommended if topical treatments aren’t effective on their own. Ultraviolet light therapy can be done with either UVA or UVB rays.
Biologic therapies are another type of “systemic” medication, but instead of delivering medicine throughout the body like oral options do, biologic therapies (or “biologics”) act on specific systems within the body. They are administered by injection or by intravenous (IV) infusion. Systemics are most often used by people who don’t respond to other treatments, or those who have moderate to severe psoriasis.