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High-Quality Psoriasis Treatment in Memphis

George Woodbury MD 12/30/2022

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Psoriasis is a common and often aggravatingly itchy rash that affects up to 3% of the population. Thankfully, you can find an effective psoriasis treatment in Memphis from Rheumatology and Dermatology Associates, P.C. Our doctor, George Woodbury, MD, has been providing the best skin care for psoriasis since 1993.

Psoriasis often shows itself as dry, itchy red patches of skin. It usually develops on the arms and the legs, but it can also affect the groin, scalp, and even the face. About a third of people with psoriasis will also develop arthritis or joint issues. An autoimmune condition, psoriasis affects all racial groups and usually starts between the ages of 10 and 40.

Today, dermatologists have a growing arsenal of medications and psoriasis treatments that can put an end to the itching, redness, and rashes. For example, topical steroids, oral agents, and injectable steroids can all be used by your dermatologist to help stop or reduce flare-ups. Some of the best skin care for psoriasis include:

  • Narrow Band UVB Therapy for Severe Psoriasis

  • Oral Methotrexate Tablets or Methotrexate Injections to Put Psoriasis into “Remission”

  • Oral Cyclosporine Pills or Acitretin (Etretinate) for Psoriasis Relief

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A growing list of oral medications, intravenous medicine, and injectable medicine became available in the early 2000s to help control psoriasis. These options include:

  • Oral Otezla® (Apremilast) – A PDE4 inhibitor medication that can, at times, bring psoriasis under control.

  • Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors – These can include IV Remicade® (Infliximab), Injectable Cimzia® (Certolizumab), Enbrel® (Etanercept), and Humira® (Adalimumab).

  • Biologic Therapies – Uses antibodies to suppress the immune system. Available injectable medications include Skyrizi® (Risankizumab), Cosentyx® (Secukinumab), Stelara® (Ustekizumab), Tremfya® (Guselkumab), Taltz® (Ixekizumab), and Siliq® (Broadalumab).

  • Sotyktu (Deucravacitinib) – A non-steroid JAK-1 inhibitor medicine newly approved by the FDA for the management of stubborn psoriasis.

  • Vtama® (Tapinarof) Cream – A steroid-free topical agent.


In 2016, Dr. Woodbury became President of Big River Silk Skincare Inc., where he went on to manufacture and distribute three lines of helpful lubricating anti-wrinkle moisturizers with Alpha-Hydroxy (AHA) Glycolic Acid as an ingredient. These moisturizers include:


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GKYCOSHEA is helpful when it comes to moisturizing the skin as well as decreasing the appearance of fine lines. That makes it an effective anti-wrinkle cream that promotes skin smoothness.


Big River Silk also manufactures a special gentle, hypoallergic moisturizer for babies, seniors, and those with especially sensitive skin called:



They also distribute a gentle body and face fragrance-free lubricating oil:



So, if you or a family member is looking for psoriasis treatment in the Memphis area, please make sure you reach out to our clinic. You can reach our practice in Cordova, TN, at (901) 753-0168 or visit our clinic at 8143 Walnut Grove Road, Cordova, TN, 38018.


If you are not in the area, you can find a dermatologist closer to you by visiting the American Academy of Dermatology Website, and then putting in your zip code into the “Find a Dermatologist” tab.

George Woodbury Jr. M.D. (12/29/2022)

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