Helping you manage your psoriatic arthritis

Different Treatments
different treatments

There are a range of treatments available to manage your symptoms and control your psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Your doctor will be able to tell you which ones might be best for you.


Some treatments help manage your symptoms. If you have psoriasis, simple moisturising creams can help manage itchy, dry skin. Painkillers like paracetamol and naproxen can be used to manage your pain from your psoriatic arthritis.


Other treatments do not only help to relieve your symptoms but work to control your psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in the longer term. These include tablets and injections (e.g., methotrexate, biologic injections) that aim to slow down the disease and stop any further damage. There are also medicated creams that control inflammation of psoriasis.


There are lots of other ways you can help your psoriatic arthritis (see our other postcards for some ideas), but these should always be used in combination with your medical treatments.

This Action Plan is designed to help you:

Different Treatments PDF

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It’s a helpful reminder of all the small things you can do to make a difference.

Different treatments work for different people and different times of their lives. Give things a go - you will be surprised.
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Background Evidence

Background Evidence

View the evidence supporting our recommendations here
Different Treatments The advice given has been taken from the following evidence, expert opinion of healthcare professionals who look after people with psoriatic arthritis and the views of people living with psoriatic arthritis.