4 Benefits of Changing Psoriasis Treatment

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Erin Azuse

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Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes the skin to produce new cells too rapidly, leading to the formation of thick, itchy, and scaly patches of skin. Treatment is aimed at decreasing inflammation and slowing down cell growth, often by acting on the immune system.

Psoriasis patients are often told by their doctors to expect several treatment changes over the course of their disease. If you are someone who is simply looking for relief from this chronic, uncomfortable skin condition, this can sound like a discouraging statement. However, there are a number of beneficial reasons for changing your psoriasis medication over time.

It’s not a rash, it’s not just dry skin—it’s psoriasis. Psoriasis patients and experts share what they want you to know about this chronic condition.

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Apr 13, 2016

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