How does your doctor diagnose psoriasis? What sort of measures are used to evaluate the disease as well as the progress and results of treatment?
There are many types of psoriasis, and even subtypes of the types. Pustular psoriasis is an example of a type of psoriasis that can be further categorized into one of several distinct subtypes of this variety.
Traditional Chinese medicine, including the use of Chinese herbs for psoriasis, is considered an alternative treatment in the West. But for a billion or more Chinese, it's a mainstream treatment option. What sort of results have been noted with the use of Chinese herbs in psoriasis?
Psoriasis patients are more prone to many different medical conditions including depression.
Abbott's Humira was studied in psoriasis in a trial called REVEAL and the results showed the drug to be both quick and effective
While there are many psoriasis treatments, some appear to work much faster than others. For patients for whom time is of the essence, faster treatment may be just the ticket.
About half of patients with psoriasis have scalp psoriasis. Treatment of such a hairy area can be difficult, and scalp psoriasis is notoriously stubborn. Learn more about this condition and the scalp psoriasis treatment options that are available.
Many patients with psoriasis also suffer from psoriatic arthritis. Like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis can be destructive to joints and, in the long run, disabling.
A new laser called the 308nm excimer laser offers effective treatment for smaller but stubborn areas of psoriasis
Pityriasis rubra pilaris, or PRP as it is commonly called, is a relatively rare chronic skin disease sometimes confused with psoriasis.
Sometimes psoriasis suddenly and dramatically worsen. Such episodes are known as flares.
Psoriasis and eczema share the common traits of being chronic, red scaly skin conditions. How are they different?
Many common skin and medical conditions appear to be somewhat associated with psoriasis.
Genetics, environment or both? Are there some risk factors for psoriasis that can be modified to help either prevent psoriasis develop or become more severe?