An immune disorder causing skin cell build up, forming scales and dry patches.

The symptoms of psoriasis vary depending on the type you have. Psoriasis typically occurs on the knees, elbows, and scalp, and it can also affect the torso, palms, and soles of the feet.

Conditions

Plaques of red skin, often covered with loose, silver-colored scales; these lesions may be itchy and painful, and they sometimes crack and bleed. In severe cases, the plaques of irritated skin will grow and merge into one another, covering large areas. 

Disorders of the fingernails and toenails, including discoloration and pitting of the nails; the nails may also begin to crumble or detach from the nail bed.

Plaques of scales or crust on the scalp. 

Psoriasis can also be associated with psoriatic arthritis, which leads to pain and swelling in the joints.

Medications

COSENTYX

COSENTYX is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis that involves large areas and psoriatic arthritis. It works by blocking one of the chemical messengers in the body associated with inflammation.

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ENBREL

ENBREL is used to reduce the pain, swelling, and progressive joint damage associated with Plaque Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis. It works by blocking one of the chemical messengers in the body associated with inflammation.

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HP ACTHAR GEL - Psoriasis

HP Acthar Gel (corticotropin) is a prescription medication approved by the FDA for severe erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Acthar works directly with your body to help produce its own natural steroid hormones. It is not a steroid.

HUMIRA - Psoriasis

HUMIRA is used to reduce the pain, swelling, and progressive joint damage associated with Plaque Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis. It works by blocking one of the chemical messengers in the body associated with inflammation. (If the Patient is receiving a loading dose) advise the patient that they will receive two injections at the start of therapy, then one injection every other week, thereafter.)

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METHOTREXATE

METHOTREXATE is used to help patients with Crohn's attain and keep their disease in remission. It works by blocking one of the chemical messengers in the body associated with inflammation. Methotrexate is used alone or with other medications when Methotrexate alone does not relieve the symptoms.

METHOTREXATE TABLET - Psoriasis

METHOTREXATE is used to reduce the pain and swelling associated with Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis. It works by blocking one of the chemical messengers in the body associated with inflammation. Methotrexate is used alone or with other medications when Methotrexate alone does not relieve the symptoms.

ORENCIA

ORENCIA is used to reduce the pain, swelling, and progressive joint damage associated with RA. It works by blocking one of the chemical messengers in the body associated with inflammation, and may be used with other RA treatments except TNF Inhibitors.

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OTEZLA

OTEZLA, is used to reduce the pain, swelling, and progressive joint damage associated with Plaque Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis. It works by blocking one of the chemical messengers in the body associated with inflammation.

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PHOTOTHERAPY

Phototherapy or light therapy, involves exposing the skin to ultraviolet light on a regular basis and under medical supervision. Treatments are done in a doctor's office or psoriasis clinic or at home with phototherapy unit. The key to success with light therapy is consistency.

REMICADE - Psoriasis

REMICADE, (along with Methotrexate), is used to reduce the pain, swelling, and progressive joint damage associated with Plaque Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis. It works by blocking one of the chemical messengers in the body associated with inflammation.

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SIMPONI

SIMPONI is used to help patients with Ulcerative Colitis attain and keep in remission their Ulcerative Colitis. It works by blocking one of the chemical messengers in the body associated with inflammation.

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STELARA

STELARA is used to reduce the pain, swelling, and symptoms associated with Plaque Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis. It works by blocking one of the chemical messengers in the body associated with inflammation.

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TALTZ

TALTZ (Ixekizumab) is a prescription medication indicated for the treatment of adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis that involves large areas or many areas of the body. It works by blocking one of the chemical messengers in the body associated with inflammation

TOPICAL PSORIASIS TREATMENTS

Topical treatments—medications applied to the skin—are usually the first line of defense in treating psoriasis. Topicals slow down or normalize excessive cell reproduction and reduce psoriasis inflammation.

XOLAIR - PS

XOLAIR is used to treat ongoing hives from an unknown cause in adults and children over 12 years of age. It works by blocking your immune system's natural response to allergic triggers that can lead to an acute attack of hives. For hives and urticaria, XOLAIR helps to reduce itching and number of hives on your skin.

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More Information

Despite the fact that psoriasis is incurable, it responds well to many topical and systemic treatments. Even people with severe psoriasis can get relief during flare-ups in about 85% to 90% of cases.