Relief for Genital Psoriasis

Yes, let’s talk “genital psoriasis,” even though many people don’t want to talk about it. Genital psoriasis, in both women and men, is hard to talk about, hard to treat, and has a big impact on intimate relationships as well as normal daily functioning. Up to 40% of psoriasis patients report lesions in the genital area. The good news is that a treatment, ixekizumab (Taltz), has been FDA-approved for genital psoriasis. More than 70% of patients treated for 3 months did well after starting this medication and responses were maintained for up to 1 year of continued treatment. I’m happy to say that the clinical research team at OMRC was key in bringing this study forward, completing it, and analyzing the data for publication. So, the bottom line is, don’t hide the fact that you may have genital psoriasis, but instead, ask your doctor about the possibility of effectively treating this often troubling and overlooked area of the body.