Orthodox treatments may conveniently be viewed as:-
- Topicals or preparations that are placed on the skin.
- Phototherapies – light and lamp treatments.
- Systemics, tablets or medicines that are taken by mouth (orally) or may on occasions be given by injection.
As a rule, topical treatments are used for limited psoriasis and systemic treatments for widespread or resistant psoriasis.
It is not uncommon for various treatments to be used in combination.
Systemic treatments are generally very effective but may have potentially serious side effects, and for this reason are used with caution.
Psoriasis is a “fickle” condition, and what works for one individual will not necessarily work for another.