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Relief From Psoriasis

Psoriasis Relief and Treatments

Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory condition that can affect anyone. It is a very common condition in which the body’s own immune system signals the skin cells to turn over faster than usual. As a result, thick reddish plaques build up on the skin. Psoriasis can be itchy and uncomfortable; though it can also affect a patient’s self esteem and lifestyle due to its common appearance on visible areas of the skin (such as the elbows, knees, scalp and hands.) There are many treatment options for psoriasis. Current options include topical medications (such as high-potency steroids, Tazorac, Vectical, and Taclonex), biologic medications (injected or infused medications, which alter the body’s immune response (such as Humira, Enbrel and Stelara), and UV therapy.

Quick Relief from Psoriasis

While those treatments for psoriasis tend to work very well, some patients require quick relief from psoriasis. For these patients, intralesional steroid injections are performed. Intralesional steroid injections are tiny injections that are given directly into the psoriasis plaques. The injection can bring down inflammation quickly and help to relieve both the itching and the appearance of the thick plaque faster than topical medications. The injections take only a few minutes and do not have any downtime associated with them. Having intralesional steroid injections does not preclude you from using other treatments at home to manage your psoriasis. Schedule an appointment with Schweiger Dermatology today to find out your treatment options for psoriasis.
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