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Managing Psoriasis

Posted at 1:54 PM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 13:54:13-05

Nearly 6.4 million people in the U.S. live with plaque psoriasis, a chronic autoimmune disease that can cause a great deal of discomfort and appears in awkward places like the scalp, knees and elbows.

Of those living with plaque psoriasis, nearly 2 million are considered moderate-to-severe, meaning that symptoms appear on three or more percent of the skin.

Dr. April W. Armstrong explains the impact of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis and provides advice on how to manage the symptoms to help patients get back to what matters most in their lives.

While moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis cannot be cured yet, the physical symptoms – redness, flaking and plaque thickness on the skin – can be effectively managed with a variety of treatments including topicals, phototherapy, orals and biologics like ILUMYA.

For more information on treatment, click here.