Non-conventional or non-mainstream treatments used instead of conventional or mainstream medicine.
Balneotherapy means bathing in natural mineral waters, for example, in the Dead Sea.
These are drugs that bind specifically to the proteins which affect psoriasis.
Climatotherapy means spending time in natural sunlight.
Non-conventional or non-mainstream treatments used together with conventional or mainstream medicine.
This is another name for moisturizers.
“Excellent improvement” means the severity of someone’s psoriasis got better by 75% or more. Doctors measure psoriasis severity a few ways:
These criteria make up a score called PASI (Psoriasis Area and Severity Index). So, if you took a treatment and your psoriasis gets better by 75% or more using this scale, you will have achieved excellent improvement.
The pain, swelling, and/or redness of psoriasis.
When a side effect is listed as other, we mean it is not serious. It may be inconvenient or uncomfortable or may have been commonly reported by patients taking the drug.
When a side effect is listed as serious, we mean it may cause death, damage that cannot be reversed after you stop taking the drug, or severe lifelong damage.
These drugs travel through your blood stream and can affect different parts of your body. Topical drugs, for example, are not systemic, because they affect the area where they were applied.