Dermatology is a branch of medicine consisting of a multitude of different disease states including, but not limited to types of psoriasis, hidradenitis suppurativa, psoriatic arthritis, atopic dermatitis, and many more. Many of these conditions are triggered by an abnormal autoimmune response which now, fortunately, has many targeted treatment regimens. Symptoms of these conditions often impact the cosmetic look of the skin, scalp, or nails as well as severe itching and pain. Additionally, these conditions can significantly influence patients' quality of life by impacting social activities, confidence, and mental and emotional health.
Typically, most of these conditions are initially treated with topical or oral agents to alleviate symptoms however some patients may require biologic injectables or newer systemic agents to keep their disease in remission and prevent further progression.
There are several treatment options available depending on your condition and are listed below:
If you would still like to learn more about dermatologic conditions and their treatment options, we have provided some useful links below: