Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes inflamed areas of thickened skin. There are several types of psoriasis with plaque psoriasis being the most common.
Although there is no cure for psoriasis, there are effective psoriasis treatments that can help bring psoriasis under control. Psoriasis medications include those applied to the skin (topical corticosteroids, vitamin D derivatives, and topical retinoids) and those taken by mouth.
Your dermatologist will recommend a treatment based on the type of psoriasis, its location, severity, medical co-morbidities and your response to previous treatments.