Psoriasis Clinical Trials 2022

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Patient Q & A Section

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Are there any new treatments for psoriasis?

Newer treatments for psoriasis include biological treatments like guselkumab and brodalumab, which are given as injections. These new treatments are recommended for those with severe psoriasis that has not improved with other treatments. Clinical trials help make the discovery of new treatments for psoriasis possible. If you are looking to join a psoriasis clinical trial, Power can help you search recent trials by condition, treatment, or location.

Can psoriasis be cured in 2020?

Currently, there is not yet a cure for psoriasis. However, dermatologists can provide treatments that help patients achieve clear or near-clear skin and decreased systemic inflammation. Clinical trials help bring us closer to finding a cure for psoriasis. You can find the most recent psoriasis clinical trials by using Power, which allows you to search trials tailored to your condition, location, and ideal treatment.

Can you get psoriasis in your armpits?

It is possible to get psoriasis in the armpits, groin, under the breasts and in other skin folds on the body. This is known as inverse psoriasis and usually lacks the scale associated with plaque psoriasis due to being in a moist environment. You can find the most recent psoriasis clinical trials by using Power, which allows you to search trials tailored to your condition, location, and ideal treatment.

Is psoriasis a clinical diagnosis?

Diagnosis for psoriasis is usually clinical and based on the presence of scaly patches, papules, and plaques that can sometimes be painful. Psoriasis occurs in several distinct forms, meaning that a biopsy is usually not required to confirm a diagnosis. About 90% of affected patients have plaque psoriasis, which consists of well-defined, round plaques that occur on the arms, legs, scalp, buttocks, or trunk. Power makes it easy to find psoriasis clinical trials tailored to your condition, treatment, or location.

Why do I suddenly have psoriasis?

You may suddenly have psoriasis due to a triggering event that causes a change in your immune system. Common triggers for psoriasis symptoms include stress, illness, injury to the skin, and certain medications. Cold weather may also trigger a flare due to less sunlight and humidity, heated and drier indoor air, and a greater chance of illness. To find active psoriasis clinical trials in your area, you can use Power to search by condition, treatment, or location.

Which cream is best for psoriasis?

While over-the-counter creams and lotions are not a substitute for a prescription ointment for a healthcare provider, they can be an easy way to manage symptoms such as itching and flaking. Avoid lotions with fragrances or dyes that may irritate the skin. Even products scented with essential oils or formulated for sensitive skin can potentially cause irritation. If you are looking to join a psoriasis clinical trial, Power can help you search recent trials by condition, treatment, or location.

What happens if psoriasis is left untreated?

If psoriasis is left untreated, people with moderate to severe psoriasis can develop psoriatic arthritis (PsA), which can affect up to 40% of patients. PsA is similar to rheumatoid arthritis and can cause pain, disability, and permanent joint deformities. You can find the most recent psoriasis clinical trials by using Power, which allows you to search trials tailored to your condition, location, and ideal treatment.

Is psoriasis caused by stress?

Stress is a common trigger for psoriasis and can also make itching worse. Those with psoriasis should take extra care to manage the stress in their lives, whether it is through meditation, exercise, or getting help from others. Power makes it easy to find psoriasis clinical trials tailored to your condition, treatment, or location.

Is psoriasis related to the immune system?

Psoriasis is a disorder of the immune system where white blood cells become overactive, producing excess amounts of cytokines that trigger inflammation in the skin and other organs. Inflammation in the skin produces widened blood vessels, white blood cell accumulation, and abnormally rapid multiplication of skin cells. To find active psoriasis clinical trials in your area, you can use Power to search by condition, treatment, or location.

What age does psoriasis usually appear?

While psoriasis can start at any age, it most often develops before the age of 35. Psoriasis also affects men and women equally, but the severity of the condition varies significantly from person to person. It is only a minor irritation for some and can majorly affect quality of life in others. If you are looking to join a psoriasis clinical trial, Power can help you search recent trials by condition, treatment, or location.

Is psoriasis a risk factor for COVID-19?

Psoriasis is frequently associated with conditions such as obesity and diabetes, which are also risk factors for poor prognosis for COVID-19 pneumonia. However, there is no evidence that patients with moderate to severe psoriasis have a higher risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection or increased hospitalization and death related to COVID-19. You can find the most recent psoriasis clinical trials by using Power, which allows you to search trials tailored to your condition, location, and ideal treatment.

What drugs make psoriasis worse?

Drugs that have been known to make psoriasis worse include beta-blockers, lithium, synthetic antimalarial drugs, and imiquimod. However, evidence is currently limited to single-case reports and retrospective case studies. Patients experiencing an adverse reaction to medication should talk to their doctor or healthcare professional. Power makes it easy to find psoriasis clinical trials tailored to your condition, treatment, or location.

Can lack of sleep worsen psoriasis?

Studies suggest that sleep deprivation can exacerbate psoriasis as sleep loss can have a significant effect on the immune system. Therefore, sleep loss is considered to be a risk factor for the development of psoriasis. To find active psoriasis clinical trials in your area, you can use Power to search by condition, treatment, or location.

What relieves psoriasis itching?

Psoriasis itching can be relieved by using moisturizer, removing scale with a medicine like salicylic acid, limiting shower time, skipping hot baths, or applying a cool compress to the affected area. Many psoriasis patients report that itching is the most bothersome of all their symptoms. If you are looking to join a psoriasis clinical trial, Power can help you search recent trials by condition, treatment, or location.

Which ointment is best for psoriasis?

The best over-the-counter ointments for treating psoriasis contain an active ingredient such as coal tar or hydrocortisone. Coal tar has been used for years to treat psoriasis as it reduces itching, flaking, redness, swelling, and scaling by slowing the rapid growth of skin cells. You can find the most recent psoriasis clinical trials by using Power, which allows you to search trials tailored to your condition, location, and ideal treatment.

What is the life expectancy of someone with psoriasis?

A study from 2007 found that patients with severe psoriasis died at a younger age as controls. Men with severe psoriasis died 3.6 years younger than men without psoriasis, and women with psoriasis died 4.4 years younger than women with psoriasis. Discoveries made through clinical trials can help those with severe psoriasis live longer lives. Power makes it easy to find psoriasis clinical trials tailored to your condition, treatment, or location.

Does psoriasis cause memory loss?

It is possible for psoriasis to change the chemicals in your brain that affect mood. A study from 2017 found that psoriasis patients experienced psychomotor slowness and impaired cognitive control, visuospatial memory, and executive control. This can cause forgetfulness and brain fog which can have an impact on day-to-day activities. To find active psoriasis clinical trials in your area, you can use Power to search by condition, treatment, or location.

Does exfoliating make psoriasis worse?

While exfoliating with a scrub or loofah can get rid of scales, any benefit from sloughing off dead skin cells is not worth the potential irritation to delicate skin that can exacerbate psoriasis. It is recommended to use an over-the-counter or prescription medication designed to slow the growth of skin cells instead. If you are looking to join a psoriasis clinical trial, Power can help you search recent trials by condition, treatment, or location.

Does psoriasis mean you have an overactive immune system?

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system becomes overactive and attacks healthy tissues in the body. This means that psoriasis is not contagious and one cannot get psoriasis from contact with someone who has it. Many people with psoriasis also have health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and depression. Power makes it easy to find psoriasis clinical trials tailored to your condition, treatment, or location.

Is psoriasis caused by toxins?

A 2017 study found that participants with severe psoriasis had higher levels of the toxin cadmium in their blood. Cadmium is an environmental contaminant that can be found in tobacco smoke, certain foods, and contaminated air and dust in communities near industrial or main-road sites. To find active psoriasis clinical trials in your area, you can use Power to search by condition, treatment, or location.