Psoriasis Treatment & Management

Psoriasis Treatment & Management

DTAP Clinic (Caring & Treating Since 2005)

Psoriasis is estimated to affect 2% of the population and can start at any age. It affects males and females equally.

Psoriasis

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that commonly appears as red, thick and flaky patches on the elbows, knees, scalp or other parts of the body. These patches can be itchy or sore. They may get worse or better with time and tend to recur after exposure to certain triggers that are specific to the individual.

Apart from the skin, psoriasis can also affect the nails and joints of the body.

Severe disease can be debilitating, causing much pain, suffering, affects daily activities and can often lead to mental health conditions like low self-esteem and depression. 

Symptoms of the different types of Psoriasis

1. Plaque Psoriasis: The most common type. This appears as raised patches of red, itchy skin with silvery surface scales. The scalp, outer surface of elbow, skin over front of the knees and lower back are most commonly affected.

2. Nail psoriasis: Psoriasis affecting the finger and toe nails, causing pitting, discolouration, separation of nail from bed and crumbling nails.

3. Guttate psoriasis: Appears as multiple raindrop-like small, rounded red spots with scales on the body, arms and legs. It typically affects children and young adults.

4. Inverse Psoriasis: Appears as painful and itchy red patches that develop on skin folds such as the underarms, under the breast, between the genital and thighs, and buttock areas.  It often affects both sides of the body and worsens with friction and sweating.

5. Pustular Psoriasis: Less common form of psoriasis. Appears as patches containing whitish pus-filled blisters that may be seen on the palms, soles or other parts of the body.

6. Erythrodermic Psoriasis: A rare form of psoriasis. Appears as red and peeling skin that covers nearly the whole body.  Patients with this condition often experience intense itch and pain. They may develop fever, changes in heart rate, become dehydrated and suffer from infection due to the widespread breakdown in skin barrier. This condition can be life threatening and urgent medical attention is required.

7. Psoriatic arthritis: Appears as painful, swollen and sometimes stiff joints. It can affect any joint of the body and is common on the fingers and toes. It occurs frequently with nail psoriasis. Up to one-third of people with psoriasis can have psoriatic arthritis.  Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Severe cases can lead to permanent joint damage.

Complications of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is often associated with the following medical problems:

  • Arthritis (inflammation of joints)
  • Inflammatory eye conditions such as conjunctivitis, uveitis (inflammation of iris), blepharitis (inflammation of eyelids), scleritis (inflammation of the white part of eye)
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Other autoimmune disease such as ceoliac disease, inflammatory bowel disease
  • Mental health conditions such as low self-esteem, anxiety and depression

We provide treatment and management for Psoriasis and other skin conditions. Speak to our doctors today!

Address:

Scotts Medical Center (Pacific Plaza)
9 Scotts Road, #06-06
Singapore 228210

Telephone:+65 6694 2348

Message:+65 8922 0083 

Email: hello.skin@dtapclinic.com

Operating Hours

Monday to Friday:
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Closed on Sunday & Public Holidays

Nearest MRT Station:
Orchard MRT Station

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Fill out the form below and we will contact you during our working hours. For urgent requests, please call +65 6694 2348.

Skin Conditions We Treat

  • Skin Infection
  • Ring Worms
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Jock Itch (Tinea Cruris)
  • Skin Rashes
  • Allergy Testing

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Teleconsult & Medication Delivery

We are offering DTAP Teleconsult. This teleconsult service allows our current patients and new patients to connect with our doctors during clinic operating hours for non-emergency consults.

After assessment and consultation, we will also deliver your medications straight to your doorstep!

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Speak to our doctors about your medical concerns today.

We will only be attending to essential health concerns during the circuit breaker period.
Please take advantage of our teleconsult service to determine if your clinic visit is necessary.
We also offer a home medication delivery service.

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