you’re one of the 7.5 million Americans who lives with psoriasis, an autoimmune
disease that affects the skin, you may be searching for the right treatment
that works for you. Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease that causes skin
cells to build up, resulting in red, itchy and painful patches, called plaques.
Treatments include topical creams and ointments, ultraviolet light therapy,
immunosuppressants and biologics (medications that block inflammation). Unfortunately,
not all treatments work for everyone, and even if they do work, their
effectiveness can decrease with time. This isn’t unusual; there are several
factors that can prevent your medication from working properly. Fortunately,
there are many treatment options available for psoriasis, so if one therapy
doesn’t work, you’ve got others to turn to.