User Avatar KopaFeb 17, 2021

5 Reasons Your Psoriasis Treatment Isn’t Working

Medically reviewed by Allison Truong, M.D.

Any time you start a psoriasis treatment plan, you probably have a feeling of hope. You’re ready to find relief and optimistic that this treatment will get you there. So when it doesn’t, it’s normal to experience frustration and feelings of defeat. Not to mention how you may feel if a treatment that has previously worked suddenly stops being effective—likely, all those same negative feelings can come flooding back.

“There are numerous reasons your psoriasis may be resistant to treatment,” says board-certified dermatologist Scott Paviol, M.D., of PHC Paviol Dermatology in Charlotte, North Carolina. “First, you want to make sure you have the correct diagnosis from your doctor, that both of you are confident in.”

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