August is National Psoriasis Awareness Month! Sun Pharmacy will help to increase knowledge and treatment of this condition all month as well as throughout the year. We will provide handouts for patients and spread awareness amongst its staff and our patients. Below is also is a summary of information about Psoriasis.
Psoriasis is a term used to describe an auto immune disorder that causes increased growth cycle of cells, resulting in raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. It is a chronic inflammatory condition that requires lifelong treatment. Although scientist do not know the exact cause, but it is believed to be cause by a multitude of factors. These include genetics, environmental, and immune system factors. The disease is not contagious and affects men and women equally.
Treatment varies according to the type and severity of psoriasis an individual may have. Individualized treatment or a combination of treatments will help to reduce and eliminate symptoms. The treatments include tropicals, oral treatments, biologics, systemics, and phototherapy.
Feel free to contact Sun Pharmacy, as well as your primary care physician or dermatologist for any questions regarding treatment medication questions. Further, psoriasis.org has plenty of information regarding Psoriasis.
www.drugtopics.com; Interventions to improve quality of life for patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Accessed July 30 2018.