Psoriasis Comorbidity Explained
There are many comorbidities associated with psoriasis such as psoriatic arthritis, cardiovascular disease, or inflammatory bowel disease. Some patients with psoriasis may develop psoriatic arthritis. This is characterized by joint stiffness or pain especially in the morning or after periods of inactivity.
What Is the Best Treatment for Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease with no definitive cure. However, there are many medications to reduce exacerbations, decrease itch, thin and remove plaques, and can greatly improve quality of life.
Treatment includes extensive education on the disease and its chronic nature. In addition, topical creams, prescription solutions/shampoos, phototherapy, injections, and systemic medications may be prescribed. Typically, treatment will include a combination of these therapies. Treatment depends on location, severity, patient preference, and patient comorbidities.