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Is plaque psoriasis treatment different depending on the site?

Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD
Family Practitioner

Plaque psoriasis can show up anywhere on your body. It's not uncommon to have plaque psoriasis on your eyelids, ears, skin folds, hands and nails, feet, and mouth and lips. Because your skin is different at each of these sites, your doctor will prescribe different therapies to treat the plaque psoriasis.

Also, plaque psoriasis can affect each person differently. Your response to therapy may be different from someone else's response. When plaque psoriasis is found on one part of the body only, your doctor may recommend topical treatments or light therapy. If plaque psoriasis has a negative effect on your quality of life, your doctor may use stronger treatments with injectable drugs or oral medications.

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