Once a diagnosis has been made, the highly trained doctors at the Teeth and Service Line at The Aga Khan University and Hospital will be able to treat your symptoms with utmost care and commitment.
Although there is no specific cure for psoriasis, there are a number of treatment options that your doctor will be able to suggest that will help keep your skin cleared up of psoriasis. The treatment chosen will depend on your age, type of diagnosis, location and severity of the problem.
The aim of treatment is to slow the growth of skin cell development and to reduce the inflammation that the disorder causes. However, in some instances the symptoms are severe and widespread, in which case your doctor might suggest a more aggressive type of treatment.
Most cases of psoriasis tend to be mild and can be treated effectively with skin products (e.g. lotions, creams or ointments). You may be prescribed specialized shampoos or oils to treat psoriasis of the scalp. Oral and or injectable medications can also be given to help control the symptoms of psoriasis.
In some cases, phototherapy is also used which has least side effects and can cause long-term disease clearance.
It is not uncommon for patches of psoriasis to appear after an injury like a curt or burn and this is called the Koebner’s phenomenon. Thus, it is important that you avoid the irritation or injuring of your skin if you have been diagnosed with psoriasis.