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Do You Need a New Psoriasis Treatment Plan?

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When it comes to treatment for moderate-to-severe psoriasis, one size doesn’t fit all. And even if you have a plan that's working, one flare can change everything. Wondering if your current strategy is still the best one for you? Take this quiz to find out.

All of the info is predicated, of course, on working closely with your doctor. That's the rule: Stick with the plan you have until you can discuss it with your derm. Deal? Ok, let's go!

Question 1 of 9

Your psoriasis has been stable for a long time, but you’ve heard about newer treatment options such as biologics. Should you ask about switching?

  • AYes
  • BNo

Question 2 of 9

How many months should you stick with your treatment plan before broaching the topic of making a change?

  • A6 months
  • B6 weeks
  • C3 months
  • D1 month

Question 3 of 9

It’s probably time to talk to your doctor about a new treatment plan for your psoriasis if you develop:

  • ASensitivity to light, nausea, and loss of appetite
  • BAbdominal pain, diarrhea, and fatigue
  • CWorsening itching, scaly skin, and a frequent urge to scratch, or worsening and painful joint involvement
  • DFatigue, constipation, and weight gain

Question 4 of 9

Which of these developments might signal that your psoriasis isn’t responding to your treatment regimen anymore?

  • APsoriasis plaques are spreading, and affecting more parts of your body
  • BYou’ve seen new plaques since you started your current regimen, but they’re not widespread
  • CYou’re wondering if new joint pain could be psoriatic arthritis
  • DAll of the above

Question 5 of 9

Your fingers are swollen in the shape of sausages, and your joints hurt when you wake up in the morning. What should you do?

  • AIce your fingers and take a hot shower to help ease the joint pain, then wait to see if the swelling/pain resolves on its own
  • BCheck in with your doctor
  • CSee an acupuncturist for relief from the swelling and pain
  • DTake extra medicine, such as an over-the-counter pain reliever

Question 6 of 9

See your doctor right away to overhaul your treatment plan if your skin develops:

  • ASevere scaling and peeling of large patches
  • BExtreme/severe red and inflamed areas
  • CDiscomfort from itching
  • DAll of the above

Question 7 of 9

All medications for moderate to severe psoriasis are taken over the course of months and years (long-term).

  • ATrue
  • BFalse

Question 8 of 9

Consider temporarily changing your psoriasis treatment plan if:

  • AYou’re flaring intermittently or experiencing side effects that aren’t stopping
  • BYou think your treatment regimen could be even better
  • CYou hear that other people don’t need medication for their psoriasis—so maybe you don’t either

Question 9 of 9

Lately you’ve been feeling extra anxious or down. Should you see your doctor about changing your psoriasis medicines?

  • ATrue
  • BFalse
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