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Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Care at Shanahan Rheumatology & Immunotherapy:

Nurturing Skin and Joint Health

Welcome to Shanahan Rheumatology & Immunotherapy, where we specialize in providing expert care for individuals living with Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis—a unique combination of skin and joint challenges. Psoriasis is a common, chronic skin condition characterized by the rapid production of skin cells, leading to scales, patches, and other unwanted symptoms. This condition results from an autoimmune disorder, causing an accelerated replacement of skin cells.


Understanding Psoriasis

Psoriasis is more than a skin condition; it is a chronic autoimmune disorder that manifests externally. Common features include:

  • Rapid Skin Cell Production: Excessive skin cell turnover leading to visible symptoms.

  • Scales and Patches: Manifestation of excess skin cells on the surface.

  • Chronic Nature: Persistent and long-term condition.

The Link to Psoriatic Arthritis

Many individuals with psoriasis may also experience Psoriatic Arthritis—a condition characterized by joint pain, stiffness, and swelling in addition to skin lesions. This dual impact can significantly affect daily life, requiring specialized care for both aspects.

Managing Psoriasis

While there is no cure for psoriasis, effective management is possible. Treatment methods may include:

  • Topical Corticosteroids: Applied directly to the skin to reduce inflammation and control symptoms.

  • Vitamin D or Retinoids: Topical application to promote skin health and manage psoriasis symptoms.

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Addressing Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic Arthritis requires a comprehensive approach to manage joint-related symptoms. Treatment options may involve:

  • Anti-Inflammatory Drugs: Medications to alleviate joint pain and reduce inflammation.

  • Other Medications: Depending on the severity, additional medications may be prescribed to address joint issues.

Your Comprehensive Care Partner

At Shanahan Rheumatology & Immunotherapy, we are committed to partnering with you on your journey to achieving wellness in Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis. If you are facing the challenges of these conditions, consider scheduling a consultation with Dr. Shanahan. Allow us to provide you with specialized care, personalized treatment options, and the support needed to improve your overall quality of life.

Take the step towards skin and joint health with Shanahan Rheumatology & Immunotherapy—a trusted ally in your quest for optimal living with Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis.

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