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
13
Tried for
psoriasis (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Cosentyx)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Treatment name(s)

(Otezla)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Treatment name(s)

(Trexall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
psoriasis (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
psoriasis (9) itchy skin (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
psoriasis (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Betnovate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
psoriasis (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (5) anxious mood (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
depressed mood (6)

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 (8 evaluations)
Side effects
dry skin itchy skin
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
psoriasis (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Cosentyx)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic plaques (scaly patches) (6 evaluations)
Side effects
headaches
Total evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(Otezla)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea nausea 2 more
Total evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(Trexall)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (6 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea chronic fatigue 5 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
psoriasis (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
itchy skin psoriasis worsened
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
psoriasis (9) itchy skin (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (5 evaluations)
Side effects
injection site pain nausea
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
psoriasis (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Betnovate)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
psoriasis (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
bad taste in mouth
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (5) anxious mood (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness constipation 4 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision constipation 6 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
depressed mood (6)
  • 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?

  • 3 new patients joined this month
  • 4709 say psoriasis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 34
20s 332
30s 959
40s 1450
50s 1423
60s 1075
70+ 463
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 465
20-29 years 236
30-39 years 145
40-49 years 101
50-59 years 41
60-69 years 17
70+ years 4

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1874
Female 3884

Types
Condition Types Proportion # of patients
Erythrodermic psoriasis 141
Guttate psoriasis 661
Inverse psoriasis 296
Nail psoriasis 23
Plaque psoriasis 2790
Pustular psoriasis 312
Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1886
Not Diagnosed 50

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