Psoriasis is a very common skin problem affecting 2-3% of the population. There has been a significant increase in our understanding of psoriasis in recent years leading to the development of some exciting breakthroughs in treatment. Despite this, myths and misunderstandings persist and a significant number of people live with psoriasis for years without realizing there are many treatments available which can be tailored to suit them.
At this point in time we cannot cure psoriasis as it is primarily a genetic condition but it certainly can be managed. Dr’s Welsh and McDonald have years of experience diagnosing and treating psoriasis and can offer treatments ranging from creams and other topical preparations to ultraviolet light phototherapy to the newest “biologic” agents.
We have a nurse (Tracey McCann), who has specialist training in managing psoriasis, working with us in the clinic. She is there to make sure you get the time you need to understand your treatment plan and can provide an invaluable point of contact if you need help.
For more information about psoriasis please visit the Psoriasis Australia website. psoriasisaustralia.org.au