When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor if you have:
psoriasis. Early treatment may help keep the
condition from getting worse. For more information, see Symptoms.
- Signs of developing bacterial infection. These include:
- Increased pain, swelling, redness,
tenderness, or heat.
- Red streaks extending from the
- A discharge of pus.
- Fever of
100.4°F (38°C) or higher with
no other cause.
If you are currently being treated for psoriasis, call your
doctor if you:
- Have severe and widespread psoriasis and your
skin is more irritated or inflamed than usual, especially if you have another
- Are taking medicine for psoriasis and have serious side
effects, such as vomiting, bloody diarrhea, chills, or a fever.
Who to see
Health professionals who can
diagnose and treat psoriasis include:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
January 9, 2012
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