Psoriasis is a common, chronic, sometimes painful skin disease that leaves skin red and scaly. People most commonly notice a rash on their elbows, hands, lower back, knees, and feet. Some patients experience only changes in their scalp, fingernails, or toenails. However, psoriasis has the potential to affect the whole body, and it may be associated with other medical conditions like arthritis, and heart disease.
People with this condition often experience flare-ups as a result of infection, injury, stress and reactions to their medications. Psoriasis is usually worse in the wintertime, when skin gets dry.
If you are living with psoriasis, schedule an appointment with Kessel Dermatology today to discuss the appropriate treatment for you. Based on the severity of your condition, we will prescribe one or more types of treatment. This may include light therapy, topical medications, oral medications, or biologic therapies, which are often received as injections.
Patients frequently ask about biologic medications, which are the most recent additions to the treatment armamentarium. These medications include Etanercept (Enbrel), Adalimumab (Humira), Ustekinumab (Stelara), Infliximab (Remicade, Remsima, Inflectra), Apremilast (Otezla), Secukinumab (Cosentyx). This list continues to grow. Your provider can help you decide if these medications are right for you
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