PSORIASIS TREATMENTS IN FREMONT
WHAT IS PSORIASIS?
Over 3% of adults in the United States are affected by psoriasis. While psoriasis can be diagnosed at any age, it is more commonly found in adults. Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect the skin, joints, scalp, and nails. Symptoms include thick patches of itchy, red skin and sometimes pain. Psoriasis is not contagious, however; MOD Dermatology in Fremont, NE provides psoriasis treatments when your inflammation becomes unbearable.
WHAT ARE SYMPTOMS OF PSORIASIS AND HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE IT?
While psoriasis symptoms vary, there are some common symptoms, including:
- Dry, cracked skin that may bleed
- Thick red, scaly patches of skin
- Swollen and stiff joints
- Itching, burning, or skin soreness
Red rashes are among the most common symptoms of psoriasis. A person will also most likely experience dry patches of skin covered in scales called plaques. Affected areas almost always itch. The most common places to experience symptoms include the back, elbows, knees, and scalp. You might also experience denting of the nails and stiffness of joints.
Each trigger for psoriasis varies from person to person. Among the most common triggers are:
- Skin infections
- Cuts, scrapes, severe sunburns, bug bites, or other injuries to the skin
- Certain medications, such as lithium, high blood pressure medication, beta blockers, and antimalarial drugs
- Strep throat
- Heavy alcohol consumption
At MOD Dermatology, our specialists in Fremont offer a variety of psoriasis treatments to relieve symptoms of psoriasis and bring back your confidence, including different types of medications and light therapy. Light therapy can be used for more severe cases to slow the growth of overactive skin cells and reduce inflammation. Our dermatologists will create a specialized treatment plan unique to you and the extent of your psoriasis. Call our Fremont office today to schedule an appointment and learn more about our treatment options.