Dealing with disappointing results from psoriasis treatment

If your psoriasis treatment is not working as well as you had expected, your doctor may be able to help. Talk to your doctor if:

  • your treatment should have started working by now but you have not seen any change in your condition
  • you have had some improvement but your psoriasis is still affecting your life
  • you were in remission but your psoriasis has come back
  • you think you might be having side effects from your treatment

When you go to your doctor, think about some of the things you've been doing lately. Tell him about any stressful events at home or work and tell him about how you use your medications Your doctor can offer you a number of different options for dealing with disappointing results. Your doctor may:

  • provide you with information on how to use your treatment properly
  • help you learn more about what to expect from your treatment and when it should start working
  • change your dose
  • add another treatment
  • switch to a different treatment
  • suggest you take a short break from treatment (this can help with side effects that are getting in the way of your treatment)

You may need to try more than one treatment before you find the one that works best for you, and you may need to use a combination of treatments to get the best results. If your treatment is not meeting your expectations, talk to your doctor for help.

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