Psoriasis Management: Lifestyle Changes and Medical Options
posted: Nov. 29, 2023.
Psoriasis is a condition that causes itchy, scaly patches to appear on your skin. Psoriasis has no cure, but there are ways to manage your symptoms and live with fewer flare-ups. Treatment may be through a combination of lifestyle changes and medications that your dermatologist may prescribe to help soothe your skin and prevent any outbreaks. It’s important that you know all of your options and you understand what to expect with treatment. Dr. Damon McClain, Dr. Susannah Berke, and Molly McIntyre PAC at Three Rivers Dermatology in Coraopolis, PA, and serving Pittsburgh, PA, can explain how to manage psoriasis and ease your symptoms.
Psoriasis Treatment Options
When it comes to treating your psoriasis, your dermatologist in Coraopolis, PA, and serving Pittsburgh, PA, will recommend different forms of treatment to help you manage your symptoms. Your options can be lifestyle changes and different medications. Often, you’ll need to do both in order to get the best results and feel your best each day.
When it comes to medications, you’ll need topical treatments to help soothe your skin and help you treat any mild to moderate psoriasis. This includes:
- Vitamin D
- JAK inhibitors
When it comes to lifestyle changes, it’s important to avoid certain soaps or fabrics that could irritate your skin and cause a psoriasis flare-up. You can also consider exposing your skin to sunlight and talking to your dermatologist about the XTRAC laser.
Contact Our Dermatologist Today
Soothe your psoriasis. Contact Dr. Damon McClain, Dr. Susannah Berke and Molly McIntyre PAC at Three Rivers Dermatology in Coraopolis, PA, and serving Pittsburgh, PA, to learn more about treating psoriasis. Call for more information and to schedule your appointment today at (412) 262-4911.