Plaque Psoriasis Symptoms and Treatment Options

Top 5 signs of Plaque Psoriasis

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  1. Red patches of skin that are covered in a scale-like texture
  2. Dry, itchy, cracked skin that may result in bleeding
  3. Burning, itching, or soreness (possibly all three)
  4. Thickened nails
  5. Painful, stiff, or swollen joints

Top ways to treat Plaque Psoriasis:

  1.  Topical treatments (ointments and creams; usually prescribed by your doctor)
  2.  Vitamin D (comes in many shapes and forms; droplets or analogues are common)
  3.  Retinoids (not recommended if you are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant, or are currently breastfeeding)
  4.  Calcineurin inhibitors (also not recommended if you are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant, or are currently breastfeeding)
  5.  Salicylic acid (generally a shampoo used to treat Plaque Psoriasis of the scalp)
  6.  Coal tar (generally available both over the counter and as a prescription)
  7.  Goeckerman therapy (a combination of coal tar and light therapy)
  8.  Anthralin (cream used to remove scales)
  9.  Light therapy (ranging from sunlight to artificial UV lights to lasers)
  10.  Steroids (generally injections directly in a lesion)
  11.  Methotrexate (heavy medicine administered orally)
  12.  Cyclosporine (a drug for severe cases only)
  13.  Biologics (high-risk injections for severe cases only)
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