Dealing with Your Psoriasis Symptoms

Find out how to reduce psoriasis flare-ups and improve moments of remission.

If you are dealing with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, it is important that you have a trusted physician in your corner. It’s the best way to get psoriasisthe care you deserve. Our Haddon Heights, NJ, Board Certified Rheumatologist Mark Fisher, MD FACR, provides patients with comprehensive psoriasis treatments to improve their symptoms. He can work with your current primary physician and dermatologist to create an effective treatment plan.

Treating Psoriasis

Even though psoriasis isn’t curable, it can be well managed with the current state of the art treatments available in 2020. There are many choices when it comes to treating your overall symptoms. You may choose topical or oral medications initially, or light therapy. However, if your symptoms are persistent or haven’t been responding to such treatments, it is time to talk to our Haddon Heights, NJ, Rheumatologist about finding relief through biologics.

Biologics for Treating Psoriasis

A biologic, also known as immunomodulatory therapy and monoclonal antibodies, are drugs that are administered as an injection subcutaneously or through an IV. Instead of affecting the whole immune system, it targets the part of the immune system that causes skin inflammation. It alleviates symptoms and may even prevent further damage to the joints. There are ever increasing numbers of agents that have become available to treat moderate-to-severe psoriasis and also psoriatic arthritis. Working on different aspects of the immune system causing this inflammation gives patients many more options for successful results.

Biologics are the best course of action for severe psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. There are some potential side effects associated with biologics due to their relationship with the immune system. Dr. Mark Fisher will go over the advantages and disadvantages of this form of therapy with you. 

If you are dealing with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis in the South Jersey community, and you are looking for a Rheumatologist you can trust, call our office today to schedule your consultation with Board Certified Rheumatologist Mark Fisher, MD FACR. Contact our office at (856) 547-8004.