Psoriasis is an irksome, often embarrassing and fairly debilitating condition of the skin and scalp. It is an autoimmune condition which results in the formation of thick, scaly, inflamed lesions on the skin and scalp which can have the tendency to ooze and even bleed. Patients usually experience periods of remission followed by severe incidence or ‘flare-ups’ brought on by periods of psychological or environmental stress.
The treatment for psoriasis should be sought from a highly qualified and experienced dermatologist. Since the skin condition and the scalp condition can be confused with other conditions such as eczema, seborrhoeic dermatitis and dandruff in case of the scalp, it is important that a specialist dermatologist well trained in the differential diagnosis of psoriasis oversees your problem.
What are the commonly prescribed treatments for psoriasis?
- Coal tar shampoos and creams – Specific compounds found in coal tar have proven to be palliative in the case of psoriasis. In the form of shampoos, coal tar is often prescribed to patients of scalp psoriasis as it helps in resolving the scaling and reducing inflammation.
- Salicylic acid – Salicylic acid formulations can be used in order to reduce inflammation and control the itching and scaling sensation.
- Corticosteroids ointments and injections – Corticosteroid ointments are the primary medications provided for patients of psoriasis as steroid ointments control inflammation, reduce itching and help in subsiding the scaling of skin.
Several skin clinics and doctors claim to be psoriasis specialists in Mumbai. For the best psoriasis treatment in Mumbai, you should only go to a well-known dermatologist who has a wide experience in treating inflammatory disorders of the skin and scalp. Dr. Rinky Kapoor is a psoriasis specialist in Mumbai, with medical training in dermatology from the National Skin Centre in Singapore, and can offer you the best psoriasis treatment in Mumbai. Not only is Dr. Kapoor a well-known psoriasis specialist in Mumbai, she is also a highly sought after dermatologist who has treated several film stars and celebrities. If you come to her for your treatment, you can rest assured that you will be receiving the best psoriasis treatment in Mumbai.