How to deal with psoriasis

How to deal with psoriasis

Fall is here, and your psoriasis might be starting to rear its head again after staying in check this summer. With COVID-19 taking a front and center role in our lives, most of us spent the summer outside, keeping psoriasis under pretty good control. But now, it’s time to bring out the long-sleeved shirts and pants, and you’re dreading the return of those scaly patches on your skin.  

 

Fall and winter are not friends to psoriasis, and winter is usually the season when psoriasis is at its worst.  If you’ve tried topical prescriptions and haven’t had much luck, or you’re just tired of slathering creams and ointments on everyday just to keep your psoriasis at bay, there’s good news!

 

With so many options to treat skin, now you can get your psoriasis under control and keep it that way. There are “no medication” options such as narrowband UVB phototherapy  or  XTRAC® which are painless, in-office, treatments that can help you achieve clear, healthy skin.  These treatments are usually covered by insurance.  But if your psoriasis affects a large area of your body and/or involves your joints, it may be necessary to treat it more aggressively with oral or injectable medications, such as Otezla®, Taltz®, Humira®, Skyrizi® or others.

 

If you are reading this and thinking “I’m not sure where to even start,” we are here to help.  Navigating all of the treatment options for psoriasis can be overwhelming.  At North Metro Dermatology, we can help you decide which course would be best for you.  Schedule a telemedicine or in-office visit with one of our dermatology providers to discuss options for managing your psoriasis today.

 

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