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Creating Custom Medication for Psoriasis

People who have psoriasis often experience inflamed areas that feel itchy. Those who have visible psoriasis may feel embarrassed because of the red and scaly patches that come with it. Reliant Pharmacy provides solutions to individuals living with psoriasis. With your physician’s prescription, we can compound the appropriate medication to help improve your skin.

Causes of Psoriasis

The cause of psoriasis is unclear. However, there are two key factors that give doctors a general idea of why it occurs. They are genetic and the immune system.

Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition, which means that the body is attacking itself.

The most common type of psoriasis is present on the outsides of elbows, knees, and the scalp. Though it can appear anywhere on the body.

Treating Your Psoriasis

Once you have been diagnosed with psoriasis, your doctor will likely recommend one of many different treatments. These treatments often include over-the-counter topical medication such as lotions and moisturizers. Prescription-strength corticosteroids may also be prescribed by your doctors. Our pharmacist can mix the necessary medication with compounding to counteract the condition.

Use Prescription That Is Properly Potent

Using prescription-strength corticosteroids is the most effective way to treat psoriasis. But achieving the right potency is also important. Your physician will prescribe different amounts to the different parts of your body. An example of this is prescribing high-potency corticosteroids only for the areas where the skin is hard such as the sole of the feet or the hands.

Reason for Different Potencies

Because of the fact that corticosteroids are a strong medicine, your physician may change the doses to mediate the side effects that commonly come with using corticosteroids. These doses can be modified according to the patient’s needs through the use of compounding.

Compounding Your Prescription

To ensure that the treatment of your psoriasis goes well, we at Reliant Pharmacy can compound your medication at different strengths. We can use vitamins and pain relievers to maximize the effects of healing and promote remission of the condition.

To learn more about this service, call us today or send us a message.