Is Psoriasis Curable or Manageable? Finding Your Best Path Forward!

Is Psoriasis Curable or Manageable? Finding Your Best Path Forward!
Published on, 25 May, 2024. Answered by Dr. Navyashree S and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I have a question regarding psoriasis that has been on my mind lately. Can psoriasis ever be completely cured, or is it something that I will have to manage for the rest of my life? I'm curious to know what the best approach is for dealing with this condition. 


Answered by Dr. Navyashree S


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


Psoriasis is indeed a complex condition that often requires long-term management. While it is not typically curable in the traditional sense, there are many treatment options available that can effectively control symptoms and improve quality of life. The key is to develop a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your individual needs and preferences.


When it comes to managing psoriasis, there are several factors to consider. First and foremost, it's important to understand that psoriasis is a chronic condition, meaning that it tends to persist over time. However, the severity and frequency of symptoms can vary from person to person, and some individuals may experience periods of remission where symptoms improve or disappear altogether.


In terms of treatment, there are various approaches that can be used to help manage psoriasis symptoms. These may include topical treatments such as creams or ointments, phototherapy (light therapy), oral medications, and biologic therapies. The choice of treatment will depend on factors such as the severity of your symptoms, your medical history, and your personal preferences.


In addition to medical treatment, lifestyle modifications can also play a significant role in managing psoriasis. This may include things like maintaining a healthy diet, managing stress levels, avoiding triggers such as certain medications or environmental factors, and practicing good skin care habits.




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