Treatment for psoriasis will vary depending on the type and severity. Most treatments include moisturizers to relieve dry skin. Topical medications, including creams and ointments, may be prescribed for mild rashes and irritations. In some cases, oral medications may be prescribed.
Treatment for severe cases of psoriasis may require the use of medications in combination with additional therapies, such as photodynamic therapy. Photodynamic therapy uses ultraviolet light at specific wavelengths to decrease inflammation in the skin and help slow the production of skin cells.
Psoriasis can be an unpredictable and challenging condition to treat. Be sure to discuss your symptoms and severity with Mercy’s dermatologists to determine what treatments are best for your needs.