Psoriasis

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What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a genetically determined, autoimmune, inflammatory skin disease characterized by rounded red, patches or plaques covered by white or silvery scales. It is a lifelong condition and because of its systemic nature, patients exhibit a broad spectrum of symptoms that vary in severity.

Common symptoms reported by people with psoriasis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with psoriasis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
32
Tried for
psoriasis (30) itching (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
30
Tried for
psoriasis (30)
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
28
Tried for
psoriasis (28)
Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
psoriasis (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Otezla)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Treatment name(s)

(Psoriasin)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
psoriasis (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
Pain (11) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Pain (9)

Data from patients with psoriasis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with psoriasis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (19 evaluations)
Side effects
burning sensation in skin problems with focusing eyes 2 more
Total evaluations
21
Tried for
psoriasis (30) itching (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (10 evaluations)
Side effects
headaches angioedema 8 more
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
psoriasis (30)
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (14 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue nausea 20 more
Total evaluations
20
Tried for
psoriasis (28)
Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (15 evaluations)
Side effects
headaches
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
psoriasis (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Otezla)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic plaques (scaly patches) (7 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea nausea 4 more
Total evaluations
10
Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

(Psoriasin)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (11 evaluations)
Side effects
burning sensation
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
psoriasis (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision dry mouth 1 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
Pain (11) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (6 evaluations)
Side effects
burning sensation psoriasis worsened
Total evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog constipation 7 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (9)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with psoriasis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has psoriasis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 47
20s 453
30s 1,037
40s 1,369
50s 1,269
60s 825
70+ 301
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 445
20-29 years 212
30-39 years 134
40-49 years 93
50-59 years 37
60-69 years 14
70+ years 4

Sex

Distribution of sex

67% Female
33% Male

Types
Condition Types Proportion # of patients
Erythrodermic psoriasis 131
Guttate psoriasis 625
Inverse psoriasis 280
Plaque psoriasis 2,648
Pustular psoriasis 299
Seborrheic psoriasis 423
Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,778
Not Diagnosed 44

These charts show data from psoriasis patients who have completed their condition history
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