How is Psoriasis diagnosed?
It is a clinical diagnosis based on history and physical examination of the skin rash. In situation where the diagnosis is uncertain, your doctor may offer you skin biopsy procedure to obtain skin sample to aid the diagnosis of the skin condition.
Can I get cured from Psoriasis?
Unfortunately, Psoriasis tends to run a persistent course. Nonetheless, there are effective clinical treatment options available. Speak to your doctor on treatment options.
What are the treatment options for Psoriasis?
The goal of treatment is to control the condition, reduce flaring, and maintain a decent quality of life. As 75% of Psoriasis cases are mild-moderate severity in presentation, topical treatment such as coal tar, steroid cream, vitamin D3 derivatives (calcipotriol) are beneficial in managing the condition.
In more severe cases, your doctor may advise second line treatment such as phototherapy, oral immunosuppressants or biologics. You are advised to discuss with your doctors on your condition as treatment should be tailored individually.