Dadeland Dermatology Group
David Rodriguez, MD
Dermatologist located in Miami, Kendall, FL
Because psoriasis leads to the continuous buildup of skin cells, you’re left with itchy, painful skin patches that just continue to progress. But with the help of David Rodriguez, MD, from Dadeland Dermatology Group in Kendall, Florida, you can get effective psoriasis treatments to help soothe your skin once and for all. Start your path to healthier skin by booking a psoriasis treatment consultation online or over the phone.
Psoriasis Treatment Q & A
What triggers psoriasis?
Psoriasis isn’t well understood, although medical experts do believe that abnormalities with your T cells and other types of white blood cells are to blame. Normally, these white blood cells travel through your bloodstream and destroy viruses, bacteria, and other harmful invaders.
When you have psoriasis though, those same white blood cells start attacking healthy skin cells by accident. At the same time, overactive T cells stimulate an overproduction of more skin cells, which in turn, start stacking on top of one another faster than old, damaged cells can slough away. The end result is the scaly, itchy rash that’s most commonly associated with psoriasis.
These uncomfortable flare-ups have many triggers that can bring them on or make them worse. Common psoriasis triggers include:
- Minor skin injuries
- Bacterial, fungal, or viral infections
- Periods of extreme stress
- Smoking cigarettes
Even certain medications can trigger psoriasis flare-ups, which is why you need to build a lasting relationship with a dedicated dermatologist who can stay on top of your overall health.
What are the symptoms of psoriasis?
Psoriasis can occur anywhere on your body. Although many different types of psoriasis exist — including plaque psoriasis and scalp psoriasis — common symptoms among all of them include:
- Red patches covered in silvery scales
- Dull, dry, flaking skin
- Itching, burning, or skin pain
- Widespread joint stiffness
No matter how minor or how severe your psoriasis symptoms may seem, you have options for relief at Dadeland Dermatology Group.
Which psoriasis treatment do I need?
Dr. Rodriguez works with you to find the best type of psoriasis treatment for your specific condition and severity of symptoms. In many cases, relieving psoriasis flare-ups involves combining any of the following treatments:
- Light therapy
- Oral retinoids
- Specialized moisturizers
- Vitamin D prescriptions
- Salicylic acid creams
- Medication to slow skin cell growth
- Topical corticosteroid or retinoid ointments
Dr. Rodriguez has studied psoriasis extensively in clinical settings. You can feel confident that he’s going to find an effective treatment for your case of psoriasis.
Get relief from psoriasis by booking an evaluation at Dadeland Dermatology Group today. Schedule your exam online or over the phone.