What will my doctor prescribe for psoriasis?

What will my doctor prescribe for psoriasis?

The severity of your psoriasis will determine possible treatment options prescribed by your physician. Psoriasis has increasingly been recognized as a disease that often involves more than just the skin. Psoriatic arthritis, for example, has been recognized for decades as a condition accompanying psoriasis that affects more than the skin. In this situation, some people will require both skin and joint treatments.

A doctor may prescribe corticosteroids of various strengths, a synthetic vitamin D medicine called Dovonex (calcipotriene), or a v itamin A medicine such as Soriatane (acitretin). Internal medicines for more severe cases include methotrexate . Some psoriasis medications work by interfering with overactive white blood cells, which seem to have an important role in triggering psoriasis.

Dr. Lowell Goldsmith and Dr. Jeff Bernhard contributed their expertise on behalf of VisualDx for the above information.

Published on 06/24/2011 | Last updated on 10/18/2018