If you have psoriasis, you aren’t alone. This chronic skin condition affects about 3 percent of the U.S. adult population. The symptoms can be uncomfortable:
- Skin rash that goes through cycles of flaring up and remission
- Skin scales and patches (which are known as plaques)
- Skin peeling and flakiness
- Joint pain
- Self-consciousness and depression
The most common symptom – and the symptom that tends to bother the psoriasis sufferer the most – is red, itchy, scaly patches of skin. You may get these rashes on the trunk of your body, your knees, elbows, scalp, and elsewhere.
There is no known cure that puts a stop to psoriasis once and for all. If you have psoriasis, you probably experience flare ups that last for weeks or months, followed by periods of remission. During remission, it may seem as though the psoriasis is gone, but it’s actually that the symptoms and rash have temporarily subsided.
Just because there isn’t a cure, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t seek treatment. Dr. Steven Greene will work with you to find a treatment option that prevents skin plaques from forming, thereby preventing the rash and uncomfortable itching. Some of those options may include:
- Oral medications
- Topical medicated creams
- Lifestyle changes and avoidance of triggers
Having cared for many people with psoriasis over the years, Dr. Greene knows just how uncomfortable this skin condition is. Not only does it cause physical symptoms, but it also tends to make a person feel self-conscious about their appearance. If you have psoriasis, you may spend a lot of time figuring out how to cover up the rashes with clothing and hide the area from other people. All of this can be a big burden on your mental health. Dr. Greene is personally committed to helping people find dermatologic interventions that work so they can lead fuller, happier, healthier lives.
Experienced Dermatologist for Psoriasis Symptoms
In Seattle, WA, Dr. Steven Greene provides a wide variety of dermatologic services, including psoriasis symptoms. If you are looking for answers when it comes to reducing uncomfortable rashes caused by this skin condition, please call Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle at 206-402-4797.