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Patient Story: Finding Relief for Itchy Psoriasis

Psoriasis Treatment and Symptoms

Psoriasis is a non-contagious skin condition that causes the increased production of new skin cells. Unable to shed the old skin cells quickly enough, the patient’s skin accumulates these dead cells on the skin’s surface.

Navigating psoriasis can be challenging, and understanding the triggers is a key step toward managing this chronic skin condition effectively. Stress, a common culprit, can send your immune system into overdrive, potentially triggering or worsening psoriasis symptoms. Keep an eye out for infections, particularly strep throat, as they can also be linked to flare-ups.

Changes in weather, like cold and dry conditions, or skin injuries such as cuts or sunburns, might act as triggers too. Lifestyle factors matter – smoking and excessive alcohol can impact the severity of your symptoms. By identifying and addressing these triggers, you empower yourself to better manage psoriasis and promote healthier skin.
I can see your skin, and I can see how much you've improved since the last time I saw you. - Leighton Nord, FNP-C

Together, We Can Help You Find Relief

Leighton Nord recalls one patient experience where the patient went from suffering to psoriasis to clearer skin.

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a common chronic skin condition. Medical experts believe psoriasis is an immune response in which the immune system causes skin cells to regenerate quicker than usual. While there is no cure, there are ways to avoid psoriasis triggers and avoid symptom flare-ups.

What are common triggers?

Psoriasis triggers are things that can lead to flare-ups. Along with different symptoms, people may also have different triggers. Avoiding triggers is key to keeping your psoriasis symptoms in control. While many things can cause a flare-up, here are some of the most common:
  • Cold weather
  • Stress
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Sunburn
  • Medication

Is there a cure for psoriasis?

At this time, psoriasis has no cure but there are many advanced and effective treatments that have made an enormous difference for those patients who have psoriasis. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, approximately 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis.

Most insurance companies cover one skin check per year. Please call your insurance carrier to determing your specific benefits.

Manage your chronic skin condition with the expert team at Pinnacle.

Consistent care can significantly reduce the severity and frequency of flare-ups. Schedule your appointment today.
General Dermatology