EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WEST OMAHA PSORIASIS TREATMENT
WHAT IS PSORIASIS?
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition characterized by patches of thick, red, and scaly skin. This disease is due to an overactive immune system which causes skin cells to multiply at a much quicker rate than normal. Psoriasis is experienced by an estimated 2-8% of the world population and 7.5 million people in the United States. Anyone can be affected by this common skin disease but it is more popular among adults than children.
Psoriasis is proven to be hereditary. Along with your family history, there are several other factors that might contribute to the expression of this skin condition including stress, particular illnesses, an injury to the skin, and even the weather and other environmental factors.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF PSORIASIS AND HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE IT?
Psoriasis symptoms vary widely among individuals, but some common signs and indicators you should know about include:
- Thick scaly and red patches of skin
- Dry, cracking skin that may bleed
- Feelings of itchiness, soreness, or burning in the skin
- Swollen and rigid joints
The severity of the patches can differ greatly, ranging from minor spots of scaling to extensive outbreaks covering large portions of the body. Psoriasis often occurs in cycles, where it may flare up for several weeks or months before subsiding or even disappearing entirely for a time. The specific type of psoriasis you have will guide our dermatologists in finding the appropriate treatment and medication at our West Omaha psoriasis treatment dermatologist clinic.
Triggers vary for each person and can cause your symptoms to flare up. The most common triggers include:
- Skin infections
- Cuts, bug bites, scrapes, and other skin injuries
- Strep throat
- Stress and anxiety
- Alcohol consumption
- Certain medications including lithium
Various highly effective treatments for psoriasis are offered in West Omaha by MOD Dermatology. Our certified dermatologists will determine the subtype of your psoriasis and prescribe a unique treatment plan. Among the most common types of treatment we offer include topical steroids, topical calcineurin inhibitors, vitamin D analogs, or topical retinoids. We also offer ultraviolet light therapy and newer immune-modulating drugs which are proven to be highly effective.
Call our West Omaha psoriasis treatment dermatologist clinic today to schedule a consultation, and learn more about our state-of-the-art treatment options.