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)

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

(Clobex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
27
Tried for
psoriasis (26) itching (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
25
Tried for
psoriasis (25)
Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
psoriasis (19)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Cortizone-10)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
pain (10) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Treatment name(s)

(Psoriasin)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
psoriasis (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
pain (10)

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)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (13 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue nausea 19 more
Total evaluations
19
Tried for
psoriasis (28)
Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (17 evaluations)
Side effects
problems with focusing eyes rash or skin problems 1 more
Total evaluations
18
Tried for
psoriasis (26) itching (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (9 evaluations)
Side effects
headaches angioedema 9 more
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
psoriasis (25)
Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (14 evaluations)
Side effects
headaches
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
psoriasis (19)
Treatment name(s)

(Otezla)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic plaques (scaly patches) (9 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea nausea 4 more
Total evaluations
12
Treatment name(s)

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

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision burning sensation 2 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
pain (10) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Psoriasin)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (11 evaluations)
Side effects
burning sensation
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
psoriasis (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness brain fog 7 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (10)
  • 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 46
20s 444
30s 1,051
40s 1,387
50s 1,277
60s 852
70+ 309
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 448
20-29 years 214
30-39 years 136
40-49 years 96
50-59 years 38
60-69 years 14
70+ years 4

Sex

Distribution of sex

67% Female
33% Male

Types
Condition Types Proportion # of patients
Erythrodermic psoriasis 133
Guttate psoriasis 629
Inverse psoriasis 284
Plaque psoriasis 2,675
Pustular psoriasis 302
Seborrheic psoriasis 427
Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,790
Not Diagnosed 47

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