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By Three Rivers Dermatology
November 18, 2021
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Psoriasis  

Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, flaky, or crusty areas of skin that are sometimes covered with silvery scales. These patches normally appear on your elbows and knees but can appear anywhere on your body. Most people are only affected with small patches, but in some cases, it can be more extensive and cause significant joint pain. Psoriasis is a lifelong disease with no cure, but your skin can be clear with some of the newer medications that are now available. Dr. Damon McClain, Dr. Susannah Berke, and Molly McIntyre PAC offer psoriasis treatment in Coraopolis, PA, at Three Rivers Dermatology, also serving Pittsburgh, PA.

How Do We Treat Psoriasis?

Topical steroids and creams can help manage psoriasis flare-ups. Laser treatments for stubborn patches of psoriasis are another option. Oral or injectable systemic medications can be used to treat more severe cases. These medications can calm an overactive immune system and bring it back to normal levels.

When Should You Call Your Doctors in Coraopolis, Also Serving Pittsburgh, PA, If You Have Psoriasis?

Reach out to your dermatologists if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • You are experiencing a flare-up of your psoriasis
  • Your treatment is not working to improve and relieve the symptoms of your psoriasis
  • You are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • You are experiencing joint pain, stiffness, swelling, or fever

To learn more about managing your psoriasis in Coraopolis, PA, contact Dr. McClain, Dr. Berke, and Molly McIntyre PAC of Three Rivers Dermatology, also serving Pittsburg, PA, by calling (412) 262-4911.