Widespread psoriasis of sudden onset can be of the ‘’guttate form’’, and often follows a sore throat. In this case, treatment of the triggers (such as infection), can result in cure.
Psoriasis of the hands can be mild, moderate or severe. This patient has mild to moderate psoriasis, making treatments with creams and phototherapy the treatment of choice.
Hand Psoriasis can be mistaken for eczema, dermatitis or fungal infections. Psoriasis on the hands can be difficult to treat, and has a significant impact on patient’s lives. The Institute uses a variety of creams, phototherapy and tablets to manage hand psoriasis.
Scalp psoriasis often affects the margins of the scalp, especially the back of the ears. Psoriasis affecting this area can be mild, much like dandruff, or severe with thick scales. Treatments depends on the severity of scalp psoriasis.
Severe psoriasis covers over 30% of the body, as in this case. The impact to this patient is significant, in terms of social, emotional and work situations. The use of creams can be troublesome and in this case, due to the area involved, impractical. Combination phototherapy and tablets can gain rapid control.