About plaque psoriasis
It’s important to learn as much as you can about your condition. That includes understanding your symptoms and how plaque psoriasis (PsO) may affect you. Knowing more can help you talk with your doctor about a treatment option that may be right for you.
7 out of 10 patients saw 90% clearer skin at 16 weeks. Patients saw improvement in symptoms such as burning, stinging, and itching. Results may vary.
TREMFYA® is a 100 mg injection given under the skin as directed by your doctor at weeks 0 and 4, and then every 8 weeks.
WHAT IS PLAQUE PSORIASIS?
Plaque psoriasis is caused by an overactive immune system. It may appear as flaky red or white scaly patches on lighter skin tones. However, on darker skin tones the plaque is thicker and discoloration is darker, possibly presenting as purple, gray, or brown plaques. No one knows how to cure it yet, but there are several treatment options that may help. Talk with your dermatologist to see which treatment option may be right for you.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF PLAQUE PSORIASIS?
The exact cause of plaque psoriasis is unknown. However, we do know that the immune system, environmental factors, and family history can all play a role. The immune system speeds up, which causes inflammation and a large number of skin cells to grow. Instead of falling off (shedding), the cells pile up on the surface of the skin, forming the psoriasis plaques.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF PLAQUE PSORIASIS?
Plaque psoriasis may appear as raised, red patches covered with a silvery white buildup of dead skin cells, or scales. These patches or plaques most often appear on the scalp, knees, elbows, and lower back. Plaque psoriasis can look and feel different for different people, depending on its severity. But here are some common symptoms of plaque psoriasis that you may notice on your skin:
If you’re experiencing these symptoms, now’s the time to let your doctor know.
TIPS & TRICKS: SEIZE THE “HOW ARE YOU?” MOMENT WITH YOUR DOCTOR
The first question most doctors ask when you see them is “How are you?” It’s important to have a response prepared, so you can start off with a clear focus.
Having a response ready may help increase your chances of achieving the goals of your visit. Be ready to share the following with your doctor as soon as you can during your visit:
- Describe the change in your plaque psoriasis (Is it spreading? Is it getting worse?)
- Emphasize the extent of coverage (Let the doctor know exactly where your plaque psoriasis is.)
- Discuss the impact plaque psoriasis has on you
START A CONFIDENT CONVERSATION WITH YOUR DOCTOR
Speaking up for yourself can be hard. That’s why we want to help you have a bolder, clearer conversation with your doctor.
TELL IT LIKE IT IS
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