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What are the treatments for moderate to severe psoriasis?

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Even though everyone with psoriasis is different, doctors have a few standard treatments that they try in people with moderate to severe psoriasis. These include:

These treatments aim to slow down the rapid skin cell growth in psoriasis. They can also help smooth out scaly skin and reduce inflammation.

  • Light therapy (phototherapy)
  • Medications that suppress your immune system or target specific immune responses linked to psoriasis.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology. Bhosle, M. , June 2006. FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz." “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira. Medscape: "FDA OKs Biologic Guselkumab (Tremfya) for Plaque Psoriasis." National Psoriasis Foundation.




Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 25, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology. Bhosle, M. , June 2006. FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz." “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira. Medscape: "FDA OKs Biologic Guselkumab (Tremfya) for Plaque Psoriasis." National Psoriasis Foundation.




Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 25, 2019

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