Rockville, MD area patients ask, what causes psoriasis of the skin?
Psoriasis is a common skin condition that approximately 125 million patients worldwide deal with on a regular basis. This chronic condition can become a serious issue for patients if they do not get a proper diagnosis and treatment for relief. Dr. Ron Prussick and the team at Washington Dermatology Center can work with patients in and around the Rockville, MD area who are struggling with this condition and are interested in finding ways to address it. Dr Prussick is on the National Psoriasis Foundation(NPF) medical board and considered a national expert on this disease. He has lectured nationally and internationally on topics related to psoriasis. Though psoriasis cannot be cured, it can be controlled once a diagnosis has been made and treatment options are discussed.
Many patients who have this condition are curious as to what causes psoriasis. It has been found that in many cases, psoriasis can be hereditary. This autoimmune disorder may have frequent flare-ups. Psoriasis can become problematic if patients are not aware of their triggers. Triggers are certain conditions that may increase the likelihood of developing a flare-up of their skin disorder. Triggers may include dry or cold weather, stress, alcohol or tobacco use, certain medications, and even injuries to the skin.
Once patients have been diagnosed with this condition, they are educated further on how to control it in order to reduce the likelihood of flare-ups. This includes avoiding triggers as well as more proactive approaches such as an anti-inflammatory diet, to avoid problems. Treatment options for psoriasis may include anything from topical medication creams to more extensive therapies such as Biologics, phototherapy or laser treatments.
At Washington Dermatology Center, Dr. Ron Prussick and his associates work very closely with patients to help them determine the cause of their condition and find a way to reduce flare-ups and control them when they do occur. It is important for patients to be comfortable and address these problems as soon as they happen to improve overall quality of life.
Patients in and around the Rockville, MD community who are interested in learning more about psoriasis and other skin disorders are welcome to contact Washington Dermatology Center to book a consultation appointment with our dedicated team of professionals. We welcome new patients to our practice to answer their questions, provide a quality diagnosis, and develop a treatment plan appropriate for their needs.Back to Psoriasis Treatment Page