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Psoriasis Treatment - Explained by Dermatologist

Hi I'm Dr. Bobby Mansouri and I'm a board certified dermatologist practicing

in Tyler Texas today we're talking about psoriasis. So psoriasis is a rash that

can affect any part of your body. Psoriasis can look like a lot of

different things - some people think they have eczema some people might think

they have ringworm psoriasis can look like both of them so one of the most

important things whether you have psoriasis or not it's really important

for you to get in to see a board-certified dermatologist to see if

you do have psoriasis. If you have psoriasis

we usually talk to you about what that means. It's a chronic condition meaning

you're going to have it for the rest of your life. It tends to run in families so

you may know one or two other family members that has rashy scaly skin in

certain areas. Maybe they knew they had psoriasis maybe they didn't depending on

how severe your psoriasis is; how many parts of your body it affects; how much

it affects your life; we tend to plan your management based on that. If you

just have a few body locations that are affected we tend to give you topical

creams, ointments, lotions, solutions that can help reduce that inflammation in the

skin and take the rash away. If you have moderate to severe disease which means

more of your body surface is covered with psoriasis we tend to start thinking

about other treatments that can affect more of your body. So whether that's

photo therapy or narrowband UVB where we shine lights on you to get rid of

psoriasis, whether it's oral medications, whether it's a new class of injectable

medications called biologics, which really really help our moderate-to-severe

patients, we can go over all of those things with you in person at an appointment.

The other really nice thing about it is that after we diagnose you and we have

you controlled and we're seeing you at follow-up appointments because again

this is a chronic disease, now as part of our care here at U.S. Dermatology

Partners we can see you via virtual visit or telehealth visit. So every six

months when we're checking in to make sure your psoriasis is doing okay and

still well controlled you can do it from the comfort of your own home we can do

it from here and we can get you in whenever you need and is convenient for

you. So this is really big news for us it's a big deal to be able to provide

that that new approach for you to really make things fit better with your

schedule. If you want to talk about psoriasis with a board-certified

dermatologist click the link in the description to

request an appointment. Someone from our staff will get in touch with you and

then we'll talk psoriasis.