There are a
number of different treatment options for psoriasis but because of its chronic recurrent nature,
psoriasis is a challenge to treat.
Used for mild disease. It includes
solutions that may help soothe the area surrounded the affected skin. Ointments
and creams usually contain: coal tar, corticosteroids, fluocinonide, dithranol,
vitamin D, and retinoids, which are chemically related to vitamin A.
Used for moderate forms of
psoriasis. It uses ultraviolet radiation in wavelengths between 311 and 313 nm.
A particular approach consists of a combination of Psoralen, a natural compound
used to sensitize the skin, and ultraviolet A lights. This technique is commonly
known as PUVA.
Mainly used for severe symptoms.
This treatment is applied when the patient does not respond to topical and
phototherapy treatments. In this case, oral and injectable medications like
methotrexate, cyclosporine, and retinoids are prescribed.
proteins, known as biologics, can help on
immune functions related to psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis but some of them
can cause serious side effects.