Psoriasis Treatment

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that impacts the body externally and internally, revealing itself in multiple organs including the skin, heart, muscles and bones.

Externally, the skin cells reproduce 7 times faster than normal skin, causing the skin to be thicker than normal. It is most easily recognized by red plaques with silvery scales. These plaques bleed easily when the scaling is scratched or picked off. Often these are on the arms, legs, hands, feet, elbows and knees.

Additionally, there is a long-term inflammation in the skin along with a mildly disrupted skin barrier which can often lead to chronic infection.

Suggestions To Help Psoriasis:

  • Use topical anti-inflammatory and barrier repair products
  • Use a pH-balanced, antimicrobial cleanser that will not strip the skin barrier
  • Maintain an anti-inflammatory/antioxidant diet
  • Avoid chocolate, alcohol and caffeine
  • Ensure your diet has high quality protein, such as eggs
  • Include “healthy” fats, such as omega-3 found in fish oil and almonds
  • Taking a daily multivitamin (with minerals), as well as oral Vitamin D (2,000 IU daily) and Vitamin B12 (1,000 IU daily) may be beneficial
  • Taking flax and borage oil supplements, as well as probiotics (acidophilus), may be beneficial
  • Moderate exercise is beneficial to reduce the immune imbalance (35 minutes, 5 times weekly)
  • Phototherapy may be beneficial
  • Harsh exfoliation, injury, or infection worsens visible spots.
  • If the plaques start to weep, you may need to begin taking antibiotics.

Psoriasis Treatments

Prescription treatment options such as corticosteroids, antibiotics, immunosuppressives, and biologics are also available. Schedule an appointment to speak to one of our medical providers to see what treatment options are best for you.

In your own words

Patient Testimonials

Anderson Ln.

“My first visit here was great. Everything from making the appointment to filling out new patient info was efficiently accomplished with a smile from the staff.”

- Dorothy Brady
Anderson Ln.

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- Ty
34th Street

“Dr. Cadmus and her team have provided exceptional care! She went above and beyond my expectations for helping me with treating a stubborn skin condition I’ve been dealing with. Thank you!”

- Matt McClanahan
34th Street

“I’ve been coming to Dr.Cadmus for a little over a year now and before that went to Dr. Farrady. Dr Cadmus is really great! I am always able to get into seeing her quickly and she’s very thorough and great at her profession.”

- Meredith Carroll
34th Street

“Lidija has been very professional and would communicate and explain to me what she was going to do. I felt so relaxed and really enjoyed my skin treatment with her.”

- Flor Campos
Anderson Ln.

“Great office location, very professional, provided excellent care. I just wanted to re-establish myself with a new dermatologist since I moved from another state…”

- Arlynda Rivas