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How is the Koebner phenomenon treated?

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As soon as you see new plaques show up after a skin injury, tell your doctor. She can add this information to your treatment plan. Knowing what triggers your psoriasis can help you avoid flare-ups in the future.

Koebner phenomenon plaques get the same treatment as your regular psoriasis plaques. There are many options, including ointments, lotions, and creams. You can get them over the counter and by prescription. Some have steroids and some don’t.

Prescription medicines come as a pill, liquid, or shot. Some tamp down inflammation. Others work on your immune system.

Your doctor may also recommend a device that gives you exposure to UV light on a regular basis to slow down the growth of your psoriasis.

Psoriasis treatments work differently for different people. Your doctor can help you find the one that works best for you.

SOURCES:

Arias-Santiago, S. , 2013. Canadian Medical Association Journal

Thappa, D. , 2004. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology

Boyd, A. , 1990. International Journal of Dermatology

National Psoriasis Foundation: “PsA linked to bone injuries in psoriasis patients,” “Plaque Psoriasis,” “Biologics,” “Systemics,” “Phototherapy,” Topicals.”

Wu, J. , 2013. New England Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 7, 2018

SOURCES:

Arias-Santiago, S. , 2013. Canadian Medical Association Journal

Thappa, D. , 2004. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology

Boyd, A. , 1990. International Journal of Dermatology

National Psoriasis Foundation: “PsA linked to bone injuries in psoriasis patients,” “Plaque Psoriasis,” “Biologics,” “Systemics,” “Phototherapy,” Topicals.”

Wu, J. , 2013. New England Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 7, 2018

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