Psoriasis Treatment in Pinecrest
Medical Skin Doctor Miami
Best Treatment for Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune disease that appears on the skin. The population of people with psoriasis has increased over the last few years. According to World Psoriasis Day consortium, 125 million people, world wide, have psoriasis. Not only is it an issue with adults and older people but it has become a popular issue with young adults and teenagers.
With a disease like psoriasis, it can become difficult to be confident and open about your skin. Psoriasis Treatment in Pinecrest can help change the lives of many that make the appointment. At the appointment you can determine which treatment would be best for you and a little more information on the disease itself.
Causes of Psoriasis:
- Skin Injuries
- Streptococcal Infections
- Drugs – Lithium, Beta blockers, Antimalarials, NSAIDS
- Emotional Stress
- Hormone Changes
Symptoms of Psoriasis:
- Bright red patches of skin, sometimes with silvery scales on knees, elbows, or lower back.
- Tiny areas of bleeding when picking at scales.
- Itching during sudden flare-ups or when psoriasis patches on folds of the body such as breasts or buttocks.
- Discolored nails.
- Joint swelling, tenderness, and pain.
Psoriasis Treatment in Pinecrest is very individualized. Rotational therapy is often necessary to prevent tolerance. Topical cortisone, retinoids, and calcium analogues are often the first defense for isolated patches. Larger areas do well with ultraviolet light plus psoralen (PUVA therapy), or combined with tar or anthralin. In severe cases, strong oral, or even injectable medications may be necessary but require very close monitoring. Moderate sunlight exposure may also be effective.
Dr. Longwill is highly experience and board certified. She offers the most professional and effective Psoriasis Treatment in Pinecrest and Miami. With her intelligence and experience, you can guarantee to see healthy results in your skin as well as your confidence. Please call today and make an appointment for your psoriasis skin disease.