The typical characteristics of Psoriasis are patches of thick red skin and silvery scales. The mechanism of it isn’t completely understood. However, it is believed that it is caused by a problem with the immune system attacking healthy skin cells by mistake.
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Generally, dermatology treatment for Psoriasis can fall into three categories based on the severity of symptoms the patient experiences. During your appointment, our Board Certified Dermatologist will examine your skin and recommend the best plan of care to manage your symptoms.
Our Dermatologist may recommend the following for your Psoriasis:
- Topical treatments
- UVB Narrow Band Light Box
- Xtrac Excimer Laser
- Oral medications
- Infusion medications
Psoriasis can often mimic other skin conditions, such as eczema. Because of this, it is best to seek out a Dermatologist to get a proper diagnosis. With an accurate diagnosis, the condition can be addressed appropriately. This can lead to the relief and better management of symptoms.
Who Can Get Psoriasis?
Having one parent with Psoriasis increases your risk of getting the disease. Your chances are increased if both of your parents have the disease. Smoking tobacco increases the risk and also increases the severity of the disease and its symptoms.
Generally, it has two peaks of the onset of symptoms. The first is from 20-30 years old, and the second is from 50-60. However, symptoms can start at any age.
How to Manage The Symptoms
In addition to the treatments stated above, our Dermatologist will review several lifestyle changes to help manage Psoriasis symptoms.
Lifestyle changes to prevent flare-ups:
- Use moisturizing creams
- Have a regimented skin-care routine
- Avoid dry, cold weather
- Use a humidifier
- Avoid skin injuries
- Get sun, but not too much sun exposure
- Reduce stress
With a proper plan of care in place, your symptoms can be managed. Our skin specialist can assist in every stage of your condition, from diagnosis to care.
If you or a loved one suffer with Psoriasis in New Braunfels, San Antonio, or any nearby city in Texas, call us today at (833) 353-2875 to schedule a consultation with one of our Dermatologists.