• Because psoriasis is a lifelong condition, you need to have an active role in your own health care and how you manage it. Here are some steps you can take so that you can effectively manage your psoriasis treatment: Learn about your psoriasis. Start by becoming an informed patient. Find out all you can about the type of psoriasis you have and how severe it is.

  • Since there is no cure for psoriasis, treatment is an ongoing process. But "no cure" doesn't mean "no hope." Psoriasis can be effectively managed and it is possible to clear skin lesions. The main goals of psoriasis treatment are to: improve your physical symptoms of psoriasis clear your skin lesions improve your quality of life Talk to your doctor or dermatologist to find a treatment that works for you.

  • To take control of your psoriasis treatment, you need to form a strong partnership with your doctor. After all you and your health care providers are part of the same team, and you're all working toward a common set of goals - namely clearing up your psoriasis plaques and improving your quality of life.

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