Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease which comes in a variety of different forms.
The most common type of psoriasis may be red scaly patches found on elbows and knees, but there are many forms that dermatologists examine.
Some of which are:
- Plaque psoriasis
- Drug induced psoriasis
- Childhood psoriasis
Psoriasis is a condition which may be recurring, and can affect any part of the skin including the scalp and fingernails.
Treatments can vary depending on the type of psoriasis and any other medical conditions.
They may include:
- Prescription creams
- Tailor made prescription creams
- Phototherapy (Click here for further information)
- Oral medications
- Injectable medications (for severe psoriasis).
We have a top of the range Waldman phototherapy cabinet available for phototherapy treatment for the whole body, or a dedicated machine for hands and feet. Our phototherapy treatments are bulk billed.
For further information on psoriasis, and its associated conditions you may find the following links useful:
Australasian College of Dermatologists: (http://www.dermcoll.edu.au/)
Psoriasis Australia: (http://psoriasisaustralia.org.au/)