Gulf Coast Medical Center Dermatology & Aesthetics
11522 US Highway 19, Building B
Port Richey, FL 34668
Phone: (727) 318-5515
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes itchy, scaly patches on the skin, particularly areas such as the elbows, knees, and scalp. Many people struggle with psoriasis and the stress of dealing with flare-ups. If you need help managing symptoms of psoriasis, our team in Trinity, Port Richey, and Spring Hill, FL, is here to help.
What Causes Psoriasis?
There is no clear answer to this question; however, some research suggests it could be an autoimmune issue. Certain genetic and environmental factors may also contribute to psoriasis flare-ups.
What Is the Best Treatment for Psoriasis?
There is no permanent cure for psoriasis, but effective treatment options include:
- Topical treatments
- Light therapy
- Oral/injected medications
There is no one treatment proven to improve psoriasis, and you may have to experiment with a few before you find one that works for you.
You can use over-the-counter topical ointments, oils, creams, and lotions to treat mild to moderate psoriasis. Your healthcare provider can prescribe stronger steroid creams for harder-to-treat psoriasis.
Individuals with moderate to severe psoriasis can try exposing affected areas to natural and artificial light. You will need to discuss with your healthcare provider if you are a good candidate for light therapy to improve your psoriasis.
Oral or Injected Medications
If you have tried options such as topical treatments and light therapy without relief, one of our board-certified physicians can prescribe oral or injected medications. You will need to discuss all possible side effects with your dermatology provider.
Why Choose Our Team for Your Psoriasis Treatment?
Our dermatology team understands your frustration with psoriasis flare-ups and will work with you to create a customized treatment plan. If you want to see how you can get relief from psoriasis, request a consultation or call us at (727) 318-5515 to schedule an appointment.