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Dermatology

Psoriasis

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.

Diagnosis

For most sufferers, psoriasis appears in waves of varying severities with periods of remissions and then flare ups.

Causes

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.

Treatment

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.

Symptoms

Eventually, most patients pick up on triggers of flare ups based on certain patterns and events, such as stress, smoking, or cold weather.

Psoriasis Patient Handout

Medications

Enbrel

Website http://www.enbrel.com

Patient Support 1-888-4ENBREL (1-888-436-2735)

Enrollment Form

Humira

Website http://www.humira.com/

Patient Support 1-888-436-2735

Enrollment Form

Simponi

Website http://www.simponi.com/

Patient Support 1-877-697-4676

Enrollment Form

Stelara

Website http://www.stelarainfo.com/

Patient Support 1-800-JANSSEN (1-800-526-7736)

Enrollment Form

Other Resources

National Psoriasis Foundation

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.