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Psoriasis Treatments

My Skin Pharmacy carries an assortment of professionally recommended products ranging from body and face cleansers, moisturising creams, specially formulated creams through to specialist recommended products and prescription tablets and creams. We see the most mild to severe forms of psoriasis and no matter how severe your psoriasis is, My Skin Pharmacy will help you find a solution. We stock internationally renowned products and prescription creams and tablets. Our pharmacy works closely with a team of specialist Nurses, Dermatologists, make up artists and pharmacists, all dedicated to treatment of your psoriasis.

Facts on Treatments
  • chronic-plaque-psoriasis_0  Treatment choice will depend on the severity and the impact of your lifestyle.
  • Mild to moderate psoriasis can be treated with potent creams, gels and washes and ultraviolet therapy where severe cases may require oral medications. Some may require a combination of treatments.
  • The condition can get worse or can get better over time
  • Prevention and good skin care maintenance is important to prevent flare ups
  • A course of corticosteroids and or vitamin D creams to control symptoms is effective
  • Tar creams with salicylic acid used daily can be very effective treatment to control symptoms
  • Make sure to have continual check-ups on the progress of the condition. The Dr may decide to alter the strength and type of cortisone cream as excessive use may worsen the condition.
  • Narrow band UV therapy or light treatment is effective in improving the condition. It uses the beneficial spectrum of the UV rays to control the inflammation.
  • Medications and injections are reserved for severe psoriasis. They modulate the immune system and are effective in the treatment but do have some side effects. Drs will monitor your progress and condition to reduce the risks. A slow introduction of the medication also minimises common side effects. Frequently prescribed medications include methotrexate, cyclosporine and acitretin.
  • There is no cure but treatments can help control the symptoms
  • Maintain the skin barrier function of your skin; this includes moisturising the skin daily particularly immediately after showering or bathing.
  • body wash allergies sensitive skin dr recommendedUse hydrating bath-oil washes
  • Keep showers cool and limit them to 3-5 minutes
  • Pat the skin dry and do not wipe
  • Stress, environment, chemicals, pollutants, hereditary factors and diet can aggravate psoriasis
  • Make up choice maybe important as chemicals and irritants may flare the skin. Letting your skin breathe and using mineral make up that is free from fragrances, heavy metals and preservatives should be part of your skincare management plan.