Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common chronic skin disorder that causes red scaling patches to appear most commonly on the knees, elbows, and scalp. It is an auto-immune disorder that not only affects your skin but can have an inflammatory effect on the whole body. Psoriasis is linked to a higher risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attacks, strokes, and depression or anxiety. It can also be associated with psoriatic arthritis.

Symptoms of Psoriasis

  • Itchy red patches with thick white scale
  • Thickened, discolored fingernails and toenails.
  • Scalp and facial scaling
  • Joint pain

Psoriasis Treatment
Unfortunately, there is no cure for psoriasis. However, there have been many advances in research and increased treatment options for patients including:

  • Topical steroid creams, salicylic acid, retinoids, Vitamin D analog creams
  • Narrow Band UVB therapy
  • Oral anti-inflammatory or immunosuppressants
  • Biologic Injectable Medications

For more information on treatment options or to schedule a consultation, be sure to contact Nova Dermatology today.

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Sandra Kopp, M.D.

Board-Certified Dermatologist

Phone (856)-661-7362
Address 455 West Route 70,
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002

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