Psoriasis Specialist

Lotus Dermatology

Board Certified Dermatologists & Cosmetic Dermatologists located in Spring Hill, FL

Psoriasis usually develops between the ages of 15 and 35 and causes pink, scaly bumps to appear on the skin. These bumps can become hard, crusty, or flake off, and may show up anywhere on the body. If you have the symptoms of psoriasis, visit Dr. Rishi Patel or Dr. Utpal Patel at Lotus Dermatology. This practice offers customized dermatology solutions for a wide range of skin conditions in Spring Hill, Brooksville, and Homosassa, Florida. Click to book a consultation or call the office to get started today.

Psoriasis Q & A

What causes psoriasis?

Psoriasis is an immune-related disorder. If you have this condition, your skin cells grow much faster than normal, causing the extra skin to form into thick patches on your body.

Genetics and the environment can play a role in the development of psoriasis, and certain triggers can also lead to symptoms, including:

  • Skin infections or injury to the skin
  • Stress
  • Smoking tobacco
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Certain medications, like lithium or beta blockers
  • Vitamin D deficiency

What are the symptoms of psoriasis?

Symptoms of psoriasis are different for everyone. You might experience:

  • Red, raised patches
  • Thickened skin
  • Dry or cracked skin
  • Itching or burning

Symptoms also vary depending on which type of psoriasis you have:

    • Plaque psoriasis causes raised, scaly patches
  • Nail psoriasis affects the fingernails and toenails, causing abnormal growth or nail crumbling
  • Guttate psoriasis is caused by a bacterial infection and leads to small, teardrop-shaped lesions
  • Inverse psoriasis is triggered by fungal infections and gets worse with sweating or friction
  • Psoriatic arthritis symptoms include those of psoriasis along with swollen, painful joints
  • Erythrodermic psoriasis causes a red, peeling rash
  • Pustular psoriasis is less common than other forms of psoriasis, causing pus-filled blisters and patches

How is psoriasis treated?

Psoriasis treatment may involve various methods. While there’s technically no cure, Dr. R. Patel, and Dr. U. Patel can help you manage the condition with:

  • Topical retinoid, steroid, or vitamin D creams
  • Oral medications to clear lesions or improve skin health
  • Light therapy to restrict skin cell growth

You can manage psoriasis by avoiding triggers.

What can I expect with psoriasis treatment?

The Lotus Dermatology team offers several effective skin-care solutions for psoriasis. Dr. R. Patel and Dr. U. Patel determines the best course of action regarding how to prevent flare-ups after your skin is clear. Managing symptoms comes first, and then you focus on long-term healing and skin health.

Under the care of the board-certified experts at Lotus Dermatology, you can be sure you’re receiving the best possible treatments. To learn more about psoriasis treatment, click to schedule a consultation or call the office today.