Psoriasis

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What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune and inflammatory disease of the skin. It is characterized by patches or plaques that are typically red, rounded, and covered by white or silvery scales. Because of its systemic nature, additional symptoms may vary in presentation and 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
17
Treatment name(s)

(Otezla)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Treatment name(s)

(Trexall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
psoriasis (15)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
psoriasis (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Cosentyx)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
9
Tried for
pain (7) anxious mood (5)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
depressed mood (6) pain (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (6) anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (8)

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 (11 evaluations)
Side effects
dry skin itchy skin 1 more
Total evaluations
12
Treatment name(s)

(Otezla)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic plaques (scaly patches) (9 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea nausea 4 more
Total evaluations
13
Treatment name(s)

(Trexall)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (11 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea fatigue 9 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
psoriasis (15)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (6 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea stomach pain 2 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
psoriasis (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Cosentyx)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic plaques (scaly patches) (8 evaluations)
Side effects
headaches
Total evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
bad taste in mouth
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (7) anxious mood (5)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
itchy skin psoriasis worsened
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
daytime sleepiness dizziness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
depressed mood (6) pain (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
burning sensation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (6) anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness constipation 5 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (8)
  • 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 39
20s 378
30s 1003
40s 1420
50s 1346
60s 996
70+ 385
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 457
20-29 years 229
30-39 years 144
40-49 years 99
50-59 years 41
60-69 years 15
70+ years 4

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1817
Female 3770

Types
Condition Types Proportion # of patients
Erythrodermic psoriasis 136
Guttate psoriasis 652
Inverse psoriasis 291
Nail psoriasis 6
Plaque psoriasis 2746
Pustular psoriasis 308
Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1864
Not Diagnosed 48

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