Psoriasis is a lifelong skin disease where the skins cells reproduce too quickly, causing a buildup of skin cells and resulting in thick, white, silvery, or red patches of skin that are often dry, itchy, and sometimes even painful.
For most sufferers, psoriasis appears in waves of varying severities with periods of remissions and then flare ups.
Though the exact cause of psoriasis is unknown, it often occurs in people who have some genetic predisposition to the disease, such as a relative having the same issue.
While there is no cure for psoriasis, changes in lifestyle and different medical treatments can help manage the flare ups. Some symptoms can be relieved with cortisone creams and greater exposure to sunlight.
Eventually, most patients pick up on triggers of flare ups based on certain patterns and events, such as stress, smoking, or cold weather.
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The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is a nonprofit, voluntary health agency dedicated to finding a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis to eliminate their devastating effects through research, advocacy, and education.
Empire Specialty Pharmacy
At Empire Specialty Pharmacy, we believe every patient deserves a life free of the symptoms of psoriasis. Empire Specialty Pharmacy provides an array of medications to relieve those symptoms.
Contact a pharmacist or specialist today to learn more.