Understanding Psoriasis Medications Topic Guide
Psoriasis Medications: There are a number of good treatment options to control the skin lesions of psoriasis. Topical agents are practical when treating localized disease. Phototherapy should be considered if the disease covers more than 5%-10% of the total body surface area. Systemic agents should be started only after both topical treatment and phototherapy have been carefully considered.
Psoriasis Psoriasis is a common and chronic skin disorder that affects 1%-2% of people in the U.S. Symptoms and signs include red, raised, scaly areas on the skin that may itch or burn. Treatment may involve topical therapy, phototherapy, and systemic therapy.
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