Skyrizi for Psoriasis

Skyrizi (risankizumab-rzaa) joins the ever-growing ranks of biologics for the treatment of psoriasis. Skyrizi is new IL-23 inhibitor, which binds to the p19 subunit,  joining Tremfya and Ilumya, and Stelara (which binds to the p40 subunit).  It is approved for adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy of phototherapy. Skyrizi has… Read More

Anti-IL-23 Monoclonal Antibodies for Psoriasis

Biologics have become a well-established treatment for psoriasis, especially in those patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who cannot be controlled on topical therapies. The go-to biologics were initially the tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF) inhibitors. Remicade (infliximab), Enbrel (etanercept), Humira (adalimumab) and Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) are the biologics in this category. What are the… Read More

Psoriasis is associated with other health problems

Call 973-763-7546 for a psoriasis doctor in New jersey Psoriasis is often thought of as just a skin problem with scaly red lesions. But more recent understanding has demonstrated that psoriasis is a systemic inflammatory disease associated with an increased risk of other health problems. Psoriatic arthritis develops in approximately 30% of psoriasis patients, with… Read More

Bryhali Lotion (Halobetasol Propionate), 0.01% For Psoriasis

Bryhali lotion, a form of halobetasol propionate, was recently approved by the FDA for the treatment of plaque psoriasis. Bryhali is a superpotent topical steroid, also known as a Class I steroid. Other forms of generic halobetasol propionate are available, as well as a branded product called Ultravate. Generally, the use of superpotent topical steroids… Read More

Curcumin For Psoriasis

Curcumin is derived from turmeric spice, and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. It has been shown in some studies to be of benefit in treating psoriasis in both topical and oral formulations. In one study, a 1% curcumin gel was compared with calcipotriol. The efficacy was found to be similar between… Read More

Indigo Naturalis for Psoriasis

Many patients seek complementary or alternative medications for psoriasis. One interesting natural ingredient is indigo naturalis, which has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for hundreds of years. Indigo naturalis is derived from plants such as Baphicacanthus cusia; this is the same plant that gives rise to indigo dyes. The active element is thought to be indirubin.… Read More