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
16
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
12
Tried for
psoriasis (12)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
pain (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
7
Tried for
pain (6) anxious mood (1)

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 1 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
psoriasis (12)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness constipation 5 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (9)
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 (1)
  • 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 368
30s 1001
40s 1433
50s 1359
60s 1006
70+ 400
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 460
20-29 years 231
30-39 years 144
40-49 years 100
50-59 years 41
60-69 years 15
70+ years 4

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1829
Female 3796

Types
Condition Types Proportion # of patients
Erythrodermic psoriasis 139
Guttate psoriasis 652
Inverse psoriasis 292
Nail psoriasis 11
Plaque psoriasis 2754
Pustular psoriasis 309
Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1872
Not Diagnosed 48

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