Plaque psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that primarily affects the skin. As your immune system turns against you and begins to attack healthy skin cells, inflamed, scaly patches will begin forming on your skin in various locations throughout your body.
These scaly patches of skin, known as plaques will appear as red or pink patches covered with silvery scales. On dark skin, plaques can appear thicker, ranging from dark brown, purple, or light gray.
Plaque psoriasis can cause severe physical and emotional discomfort and distress to those living with the condition. Psoriasis plaques are often painful and itchy. When visible, many people living with plaque psoriasis are mistreated and bullied by those that interact with them due to the appearance of their skin.
While not fatal, 30% of people with plaque psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis which causes inflammation and deformities in the joints of the hands and feet. Luckily, psoriasis can be treated and managed through lifestyle changes and a combination of different therapies and medications.
The first line of defense in the treatment of plaque psoriasis is topical ointments. Most commonly, corticosteroids will be prescribed to help reduce the body’s immune response, giving your skin the chance to heal.
For moderate to severe cases of psoriasis, medical professionals may also try phototherapy and oral medications to reduce flare-ups. If traditional oral medications are not working, your doctor may prescribe you a biologic.
Biologic infusions can be more effective for those suffering from moderate to severe psoriasis. As an Intravenous therapy (IV), biologics bypass the digestive tract, allowing these medications to maintain their potency and effectiveness.
At Pure Infusion Suites, we are experts at providing patients with a comfortable, patient-obsessed infusion experience. Our clinical model guarantees we never go above a 3:1 patient-to-nurse ratio. Each Pure Infusion Suite is equipped with a 55-inch flatscreen TV, WiFi access, comfortable recliners, and food and beverages catered to our patient’s desires.
The patient experience at Pure Infusion Suites is unparalleled compared to the industry standards, especially when it comes to reducing costs for payers and patients.
On Average, care at an ambulatory infusion center costs 53% less than infusion services offered at hospitals. We further increase affordability by offering co-pay assistance and other financial aid programs to our patients to lessen their burdens.