Psoriasis is a chronic genetic disease that presents itself as a dry, recurring rash, usually affecting the scalp, arms and legs. It can be unsightly as well as painful, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe.
The appearance can cause stress and impact the sufferer’s self-image.
The first step in getting relief is to get an accurate diagnosis. The symptoms of psoriasis are similar to eczema and another skin condition, seborrheic dermatitis.
Our dermatologists can examine your skin, look for specific indications of psoriasis and take a small biopsy to confirm the diagnosis.
We can offer information on lifestyle triggers to help you control outbreaks as well as treat your condition when it is flaring up.
We can recommend over the counter topical medications as a first line of treatment, or if your flare-up is severe, we can prescribe a stronger medication.
There are also oral and injectable medications that can be effective if your condition does not respond to other therapies.
Get relief from your psoriasis today. Contact us at (970) 667-3116 to schedule an appointment.