Medical Center
Clear Lake
The Woodlands

DERMATOLOGY

Treatment

DERMATOLOGY

Psoriasis is a chronic disease is occurs when the immune system causes skin cells to grow rapidly at an increasingly abnormal rate. As these new skin cells grow, they begin to form patches of skin known as ‘plaques.’ Psoriasis can occur on any part of the body and is associated with other serious health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and depression. Psoriasis can be triggered by internal or external factors which vary from person to person.

Psoriasis signs and symptoms will differ from patient to patient. Common signs and symptoms include:

  • Thick scaly, red patches
  • Cracked, dry skin that may bleed
  • Itching and burning sensations
  • Swollen and/or stiff joints

Psoriasis patches can range from small scaling spots to large thick areas. Oftentimes flaring of symptoms will occur in cycles, varying from weeks to months, and then remitting.

Our facility is versed in systemic treatment including Remicade, Humira, Enbrel, and Cimzia.