Available Treatment for psoriasis

Now a days mostly psoriasis patients start allopathy treatment for the fast result without concern of side effects.mostly patients seen by general practioners who treat only symptoms of psoriasis.

When condition become severe patient shifted to dermatologist or skin specialist for further treatment.

The aim of psoriasis treatment is to :

  • Halt the cycle that causes increased skin cell production, leading to a reduction of inflammation and plaque production.
  • Remove scale and smooth the skin.

The type of treatment depends on three main factors :

  • The type of psoriasis
  • The severity of symptoms
  • Which areas of skin are affected

Mostly doctors will start treatment with mild steroid cream or tab in initial stage where patient response is good because of relaxation in symptoms(skin become smooth, itching problem reduce and no complain of scalling).

There are nos of treatment available in different stages of psoriasis, it depends the condition and complain described by patient. some of treatment which give immediate result with lots of side effects.

There are three main types of treatments, which are often used in combination :

Topical -
medications that are applied to the skin and are intended to affect only a specific area of skin. Examples include creams and ointments.
Phototherapy -
the skin is exposed to specific types of light.
Oral or injected medications -
used mainly to reduce skin cell production.

Topical treatments - usually used for mild to moderate psoriasis treatment.

  • Topical corticosteroids
  • Vitamin D analogues
  • Anthralin, Dithranol
  • Topical retinoids (tazarotene)
  • Coal tar
  • Moisturizers
  • Salicylic acid (also chemically known as orthohydroxybenzoic acid

Phototherapy - this means treatment with light, which can be either artificial or natural.

  • Sunlight
  • UVB (ultraviolet B)
  • PUVA (psoralean plus ultraviolet A
  • Combination light

Oral and injected medication

  • Methotrexate
  • Acitretin (Soriatane)
  • Ciclosporine (ciclosporin)

Biologic treatments

There are wide options available for Psoriasis Treatment but biggest drawback of all treatment is again Relapse of Psoriasis in all treatments.