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  Hilliard 614-345-0500

Psoriasis Diagnosis and Treatment in Columbus

Psoriasis is a non-contagious inflammatory disorder that typically affects the skin, but can also attack the joints in a condition known as psoriatic arthritis. Individuals in need of psoriasis treatment develop scaly patches on the skin due to overactive skin cell production. This develops most often on the elbows, knees and scalp, but can occur almost anywhere on the body.

You can typically identify a psoriasis flare by the silvery scales the buildup creates on patches of skin.

Treatment for psoriasis varies from person to person depending on the severity of the condition but may include various topical treatments, light therapy, or systemic treatment with injection/intravenous infusion medications (i.e. the biologics).

The board-certified dermatologists at Eastside Dermatology are now providing Remicade® (Infliximab) infusion services to treat psoriasis. Remicade® is given as an intravenous infusion over a two-hour period at our office. These psoriasis treatment injections are based on body weight, and include an initial dose of three infusions at zero, two, and four weeks apart. Additional psoriasis treatment injections may happen afterwards with a frequency of four to eight weeks, or as needed.

The availability of infusions at Eastside Dermatology is provided as a service both for patients, who will not have to travel to receive the psoriasis treatment infusions or deal with steroid creams, and for physicians, who can be assured that the patient in their care will receive skilled evaluation and administration of this therapy.

The infusion room at ESD is equipped with many comforts to help the patient relax during the treatment. Patients are normally given Tylenol and Benadryl before the infusion to reduce the possibility of possible infusion reactions. Reactions are typically mild if they happen at all, and usually consist of a low-grade fever and/or mild aching during the infusion.

Contact us today so we can consult with you about the best way we can help you treat psoriasis of your skin.

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