4 Reasons to Try a New Psoriasis Medication

Treatment Options for Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that causes red, scaly, often painful plaques on the surface of the skin. It can be especially irritating, and even take an emotional toll, if your psoriasis is considered moderate or severe. Thankfully, treatment for psoriasis has come a long way in the last 15 years with the introduction of biologics, a type of genetically-engineered medication that targets specific components of the immune system. Today, there are more options than ever before. If your current medication isn’t doing the trick, ask your doctor about other options. Here are four reasons you may want or need to try a new psoriasis medication.

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Aaron Mangold, MD

Aaron Mangold, MD, is an assistant professor of dermatology at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.
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