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Psoriasis is a common, frustrating skin condition that can cause discomfort and embarrassment. Although there is no cure, there are many psoriasis treatments available to help you get relief from the nagging symptoms.

Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition in which the body’s immune system attacks healthy skin cells. Symptoms usually flare up for a period of time and then go away. As part of your psoriasis treatment, your dermatologist may ask you to carefully track your symptoms in order to identify things that may trigger them, such as stress, sun exposure, or alcohol. If you can identify and avoid your triggers, you may be able to reduce your flare-ups. Medications, including tropical treatments, and phototherapy can also be used to treat psoriasis.

If psoriasis symptoms are taking over your life, the dermatologists at Arlington Dermatology can help you find a treatment plan that works. For more information about psoriasis treatment in Arlington, call 847-392-5440.

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