Psoriasis Treatment

Psoriasis is a chronic disease condition associated with the immune-mediated response. It is manifested by small, red, itching, and irritated scaly dark patches and plaques on the skin. These skin lesions cover the entire body. Psoriasis patches are of 5 variant types. They are namely plaque, guttate, inverse, erythrodermic, and finally pustular. The skin lesions and plaques generally occur on the elbows, joints, back, arm pits, and soles of feet, palms, and also in the genitals. The finger nails and toe nails are massively affected during psoriasis mostly. There is no complete cure for psoriasis, but it can be controlled greatly by New Look Clinic’s various treatment options. The cause of psoriasis is well understood. It is thought that our own immune system recognises the cells as pathogens and triggers an immune response against our body’s normal cells, which leads to psoriasis.
Our clinic offers various therapies such as oral drugs, topical ointments that are basically steroid creams, calcipotriene-based ointments, and light or phototherapies.

Oral Medications for Psoriasis

For chemotherapy, drugs namely methotrexate, cyclosporine, and retinoids are used to treat psoriasis.

Topical Ointments

Skin specialists prescribe salicylic acid ointments, which favour the removal of scales from the skin easily. There are few short-term side effects such as skin irritation, hair shaft damage, and increased hair fall with these ointments.

Steroid Skin Care Creams

Using such creams completely alleviates the itching and pain, and provides comfort to the patients. Also, it decreases the inflammation on the skin. Side effects are thinning of skin and dryness as well as irritation.

Calcipotriene-Based Ointments

These are derived from Vitamin D and are one of the effective medicines to treat psoriasis. They are usually used conjointly with topical corticosteroid creams. They accelerate the skin cell growth and completely remove almost all symptoms.

Light Therapy

Regular dosage of light therapy aids in the removal of psoriatic lesions, plaques, and papules as well as scales from the skin. This is the best option for the chronic psoriatic patients. Narrow band UV B therapy is recommended for chronic patients, which is less carcinogenic. This must be used along with the drug psolaren for quicker recovery.