Psoriasis in Wichita Falls, TX
Psoriasis is an auto-immune disease that causes red, itchy, and scaly patches to form along your body. This commonly occurs on the knees, elbows, trunk, and scalp. Psoriasis tends to appear in cycles and comes out with flare-ups. Unfortunately, there is no cure for psoriasis, but there are ways that you can manage your symptoms with different forms of treatments and start feeling comfortable in your skin again.
Treating Your Psoriasis
When you’re dealing with a psoriasis outbreak, you may be dealing with red patches of scaly skin, dry and cracked skin, itching, bleeding, or soreness. You may also experience swollen and stiff joints as well as issues with your skin (please notify the physician if joints are involved).
Since there is no cure for psoriasis, treatment is focused on dealing with your symptoms and reducing the duration and severity of your flares. Treatment will depend on how severe your condition is and how responsive your body is to certain forms. You may need to try a combination of treatments to find the best solution for your lifestyle.
There are topical forms of treatment that your doctor may recommend first. These will be different types of lotions that you’ll rub over the affected area to deal with dry skin and relieve some of the itchiness that you may be feeling. Oral medications may be used in conjunction with topical treatments. Oral medications help relieve soreness and inflammation that you may notice.
Another form of therapy for severe cases is light therapy. Dermatology of North Texas offers Narrowband UVB treatment to help psoriasis patients reach a more comfortable level. Exposing the skin to controlled sources of natural or artificial light can help ease some of your symptoms and help your body naturally heal.
We also offer several biologic therapy options (Humira, Taltz, Tremfya, Cosentyx, and more) to ensure the greatest treatments options are available to you.
Visit Your Dermatologist Today
If you’re dealing with psoriasis, it’s time to find out how you can start feeling comfortable in your skin again! Contact Dr. Garbacz at Dermatology of North Texas in Wichita Falls, TX, at (940) 767-3376 to find out what form of psoriasis treatment may be best for you.