Although there isn’t a cure for psoriasis, there are a number of treatments that can help relieve the symptoms. Once your dermatologist has assessed your skin, they’ll be able to recommend the best course of treatment for your condition.
The most common treatments for psoriasis include:
There are a number of creams and ointments your dermatologist may prescribe. These range from steroid creams to vitamin-based creams, which can help ease inflammation.
Your dermatologist may recommend a course of light treatment for your psoriasis, which can help clear up your skin. This can’t be offered within our clinics but we can recommend a clinic if necessary.
If topical treatments don’t work, your dermatologist may prescribe tablets such as methotrexate, acitretin and ciclosporin. These can help clear up your psoriasis by slowing down the production of skin cells.
We can’t offer you injections for your psoriasis, but we can assess whether you would be suitable for these treatments and refer you on to someone who can, if necessary.
If you’d like to know more about psoriasis, our health information page provides a complete overview of the causes, symptoms and treatments available.