Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Psoriasis Treatments

Medically Reviewed by Debra Jaliman, MD on June 22, 2021

Since you were recently diagnosed with psoriasis, ask your doctor these questions at your next visit.

  1. What is your overall approach to treatment for psoriasis?
  2. What is our treatment plan for my psoriasis?
  3. How severe is my psoriasis?
  4. What is the purpose of each of my medications?
  5. What side effects should I look out for from my psoriasis treatments?
  6. What about biologic agents to treat my psoriasis?
  7. What financial options exist to help me pay for biologic agents for psoriasis treatment?
  8. What can I do on my own to care for my psoriasis?
  9. Are you able to refer me to a psychologist, social worker, or other therapist if I feel I would benefit?
  10. Besides medication, what other psoriasis treatments are available that might help me?

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American Academy of Dermatology: "What is Psoriasis?"

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Itch Relief," "Your Diet and Psoriasis: Maintaining Overall Well-Being," "Sunlight and Other Psoriasis Treatments," "Time to Kick the Habit? Thinking Twice About Alcohol and Cigarettes."

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