Psoriasis, one of the most common dermatoses, occurs in 1 to 3 percent of the population. Although it is rarely life-threatening, psoriasis can cause significant morbidity, social embarrassment, financial cost and disruption in patients’ lives. While patients with extensive and severe disease may require potent oral therapy, less severe psoriasis is typically treated with topical medications. In this post, we review some of the topical treatments available to psoriasis sufferers.
Compounding combines an ageless art with the latest medical knowledge and state-of-the-art technology, allowing specially trained professionals to prepare customized medications to meet each patient’s specific needs. The demand for professional compounding has increased as healthcare professionals and patients realize that the limited number of strengths and dosage forms that are commercially available do not meet the needs of many patients. It is becoming a key part of the personalized medicine revolution.