Psoriasis is a skin condition which affects around 2% of the UK population. Although it is just a minor irritation for some, more severe cases can significantly damage a person’s quality of life.

  • Psoriasis affects men and women equally and can start at any age
  • There are different forms of psoriasis
  • Treatments will vary for different forms

Frequently Asked Questions

Psoriasis causes skin cells to form more quickly than usual and is thought to be an autoimmune disease. Psoriasis runs in families but the exact role genetics plays in psoriasis is unclear.

There are many and varied psoriasis triggers, including skin injury, throat infections and certain medicines. Others include alcohol, smoking, stress, hormonal changes and other immune disorders like HIV.

During your appointment, our qualified health professionals will discuss your possible triggers and the treatment options available that suit you best.

There is no known cure for psoriasis which is a long-term (chronic) disorder. But there are treatments that can help keep the symptoms under control.

Our highly trained clinicians have the experience to help you find the best treatments for your psoriasis symptoms to maximise your quality of life.

Regularly reviewing your psoriasis treatment and discussing it with our experienced clinical professionals will help you in managing your day-to-day health.

Self-care is vital. That includes staying fit, maintaining good physical and mental health, preventing illness or accidents, and caring more effectively for minor illnesses and long-term conditions.

Pharmacy+Health makes it simpler and more convenient to get the treatment you need. Find out more about the cost of a consultation here.