Chapter 2 — Treating PRP

The focus here is on treatment options (prescription drugs and topicals) as well as managing our expectations. We all learn early in the journey that treatment is a roll of the dice — what works for one doesn’t work for all. We also learn that not all dermatologists are PRP savvy.

The Basics

  Standard therapies (NORD PRP Report)
  Laddered Treatment for Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris (Dermatology Times)
What are the treatment options for PRP?
What are PRP patient resources a secret?
✽  Is PRP and autoinflammatory or autoimmune disease?
How bad is my version of PRP going to get?
Finding and evaluating online resources
The challenges we face treating PRP
Testing your liver — Food for thought

More on retinoids

What do I need to know about acitretin/Soriatane?
What do I need to know about isotretinoin/Accutane?

More on immunosuppressants

What do I need to know about cyclosporine?
What do I need to know about methotrexate?

More on biologicals

What do I need to know about etanercept/Enbrel?
What do I need to know about secukinumab/Cosentyx?
What do I need to know about adalimumab/Humira?
What do I need to know about infliximab/Remicade?
What do I need to know about ustekinumab/Stelara?
What do I need to know about ixekizumab/Taltz?
What do I need to know about golimumab/Simponi?
What do I need to know about certolizumab/Cimzia?
The efficacy of Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF)
Another biological (guselkumab/Tremfya) approved for psoriasis.

Other pharmaceuticals

What do I need to know about apremilast/Otezla?
What do I need to know about gabapentin?
What do I need to know about hydroxyzine for itch relief?
Patient feedback on prednisone   NEW (December 7, 2018)

More on other therapies?

What do I need to know about prescribed topicals?
What do I need to know about UV light therapy?
The challenges of step therapy?

Complementary Health Options

What are the issues related to a Complementary Health approach?
Things to know when selecting a Complementary Health option
What do I need to know about acupuncture?

Financial Issues

Cost of Healthcare — Horror Stories
Issues related to the cost of healthcare  FEEDBACK
Help with Travel Costs

Finding Professional Healthcare Resources

How to Find a Disease Specialist — GARD
How to find PRP-savvy dermatologist?
What are PRP Centers of Excellence?

Treating PRP [TC2]

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