Psorasis Treatments

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Topical treatments are those that are applied directly to the skin rather than taken orally or injected. Often topical treatments are tried as first line management for psoriasis. Topical treatments are generally safe and effective with minimal side effects.

Psoriasis can be a life long condition which maybe triggered by foods. Eating a healthy well balanced diet can improve psoriasis. A dietitian who specialises in psoriasis can help you find a simple, sensible and flexible program incorporating vitamins and minerals to help in the management of the disease.

The new kids on the block in psoriasis treatments are the drugs commonly referred to as the ‘biologics’. These medications have been developed to more specifically target those parts of the immune system that are overactive in patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

Laser treatment for psoriasis can reduce the need for medicated creams and elimination diets. Treatments are fast, safe and effective. At The Psoriasis Institute we use several types of lasers and light devices for the treatment of psoriasis.

At the Institute, we encourage a holistic management plan for your Psoriasis, including the use of natural remedies. It is important to understand that not all remedies work for all types of psoriasis. This applies to the high-end prescription psoriasis medications.

Narrowband ultraviolet B light treatment is a safe and effective treatment for psoriasis. The use of UV light can slow the rapid growth of skin cells seen in psoriasis patients. The clearance rate of psoriasis is up to 95% within 2-3 months on this treatment.

Tablet treatments for psoriasis include both prescription medications and over-the-counter tablets available from pharmacies and health food shops.When determining whether tablet treatments are right for you, our specialists will consider the severity of your psoriasis and its impact on your life and weigh this against the risk of treatment.

The vitamin A group of medications includes both topical treatments and tablets. These agents are often referred to as the “retinoids”. This group of medications is used by dermatologists to treat psoriasis and a wide range of other skin conditions.

The vitamin A group of medications includes both topical treatments and tablets. These agents are often referred to as the “retinoids”. This group of medications is used by dermatologists to treat psoriasis and a wide range of other skin conditions.

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