an autoimmune disease that affects the skin, can be tricky to treat. We don’t
know exactly what causes psoriasis, but we can treat the symptoms, which
include build-up of skin cells causing red, itchy painful patches (called
plaques) to form. Patients may try topical creams and ointments, oral
immunosuppressants, biologic medications, and light therapy to manage the
disease, but every patient responds differently to each treatment option. On
top of that, even if one treatment works, its efficacy may decrease with time.
This is why it’s important that psoriasis patients stay mindful of their
symptoms. If you’re experiencing any of the following issues, it may be time to
try something new.