Dealing with Psoriasis – Treatment Tips from a Certified Dermatologist
Reuters Health recently reviewed a survey of psoriasis patients which showed a significant patient dissatisfaction level with the current treatments available. This research study conducted by the National Psoriasis Foundation between 2003 and 2011 surveyed more than 5,000 participants in the United States who either had psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. Participants answered questions regarding prescription medications they use and overall satisfaction with their treatment.
Just more than half of the survey respondents were dissatisfied with their treatment. In fact, 42% of respondents indicated that they discontinued their medication stating that they either did not work or caused too many negative side effects.
The Reuters article and the National Skincare Month in September were the inspiration for this article to highlight the need for dermatologists and patients to work together to treat this disease.
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