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)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
Tried for
psoriasis (21)
Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
psoriasis (17)
Treatment name(s)

(Otezla)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
psoriasis (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
pain (9) anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cosentyx)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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 (11 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue nausea 11 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
psoriasis (21)
Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (15 evaluations)
Side effects
dry skin itchy skin 2 more
Total evaluations
16
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (7 evaluations)
Side effects
headaches loose bowel movements 4 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
psoriasis (17)
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)

(Stelara)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
psoriasis (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
itchy skin psoriasis worsened
Total evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision burning sensation 1 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (9) anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Cannabidiol 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)

(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
  • 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 38
20s 400
30s 1017
40s 1416
50s 1320
60s 953
70+ 362
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 459
20-29 years 226
30-39 years 143
40-49 years 99
50-59 years 42
60-69 years 15
70+ years 4

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1800
Female 3723

Types
Condition Types Proportion # of patients
Erythrodermic psoriasis 136
Guttate psoriasis 648
Inverse psoriasis 293
Nail psoriasis 0
Plaque psoriasis 2727
Pustular psoriasis 306
Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1866
Not Diagnosed 48

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