Psoriasis Severity Quiz : Results

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Appointment Prep
So... just how severe is your psoriasis?

Only your doctor can tell for sure. But based on the answers you provided, it appears your psoriasis is:

Mild

Topical treatments will likely be recommended for you, including both prescription and non-prescription therapies. Your family doctor will likely be able to provide you with the treatment that you need.

These treatments are applied to the skin, usually as a cream or ointment. They are often the first type of treatment given to people with psoriasis.

 
 

Moderate/Severe

Moderate to severe psoriasis would benefit from the specialized care that a dermatologist can provide. If you feel that you would benefit from seeing a dermatologist, you should find out if there is one in your area. Find a dermatologist

Remember that you often require a referral from your family doctor to see a dermatologist.

Systemic medications or ultraviolet light therapy will likely be recommended for you. Systemic medications include biologic therapies (biologics) and oral medications (cytotoxic drugs, immunosuppressants, and oral retinoids). Ultraviolet light therapy can be done with either UVA or UVB rays.

Oral medications

Oral medications (which are taken by mouth) deliver medicine throughout the body rather than to just one small area. Also known as “Biologics”, they are most often used by people who don’t respond to other treatments, or those who have moderate to severe psoriasis.

Biologic therapies

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. Biologics are most often used by people who don’t respond to other treatments, or those who have moderate to severe psoriasis.

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.