Soratinex for Psoriasis

The Times Daily Mail

Diagnosis and treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis (psoriasis vulgaris)

Psoriasis vulgaris: The medical name for the most common form of psoriasis ("vulgaris" means common). About 80% of people with psoriasis have this type. It is also called plaque psoriasis because of the characteristic plaques on the skin: well-defined plaques of red raised skin that can appear on any area of skin, although the knees, elbows, scalp and trunk are the most common locations. The flaky silvery white buildup on top of the plaques is called scale; it is composed of dead skin cells. This scale comes loose and sheds constantly from the plaques. Skin symptoms include pain, itching and cracking.

Diagnosis of the illness is determined by a specialist - a dermatologist. In cases where the medical finding is not unequivocal, it is possible to do a microscopic examination of a skin sample. The doctor will determine the treatment individually, based on the specific condition of the skin. Today, psoriasis is quite treatable, however unfortunately it is not curable. The hereditary disposition remains even when the condition is totally symptomless and therefore it is not possible to prevent recurrence. Since psoriasis is an incurable disease, it is important that we find a safe and long-term method of treatment.

The main treatment for chronic psoriasis these days is the local application of corticosteroids. In the past few years concern related to the occurrence of side effects of corticosteroids has increased. Patients all over the world would like to have an effective and safe alternative method of treatment. Products made from medicinal plants represent the best affordable treatment, even though research teams have not ordered strict clinical trials using these locally applied products.

SORATINEX (Dr Michaels) product lines have, over the past twenty five years, proved to be effective and safe, despite the fact that there have been no independent research clinical trials carried out on these products. The international clinical trials we have run are accessible on our site.


Medication for external application

This comprises creams, lotions, solutions or gels. In most cases the doctor starts the treatment with corticosteroids. This medication is derived from the hormone from the adrenal cortex which has strong anti-inflammatory effects. Therefore they are most suitable for the acute stages of psoriasis. However, they also have undesirable effects. The dermatologist may also recommend radiation, so-called ‘light-treatment’ (mostly ultraviolet light). This can be given as an outpatient treatment or whilst in hospital or at a spa.

Systemic medication

Systemic medications are prescription drugs that work throughout the body. They are usually used for individuals with moderate to severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Systemic medications are also used in those who are not responsive or are unable to take topical medications or UV light therapy.
This type of medication is taken by mouth (orally) or given intravenously. Medication given in this way gives rise to a lot of undesirable effects therefore regular check-ups are important while taking them. A patient has to undergo laboratory tests before starting and throughout the duration of this treatment. An entirely new category of psoriasis medication is known as ‘biologics’. These target the immunological process in psoriasis and are better tolerated. They are administered only by injection: some under the skin and some into a vein. This treatment is prescribed for patients with severe plaque psoriasis, where at least two ongoing medications have been without effect.


Dear Patients, we would like to let you know that in the process of rebranding we decided to change our former brand name (DR MICHAELS) to a new more suitable name SORATINEX for the new market launches of this revolutionary product. Therefore whenever you come across a reference to DR MICHAELS, then please always remember: SORATINEX is DR MICHAELS – it is just the name that has changed, nothing else. The two products are exactly the same in terms of ingredients and manufacturing. Both are made by Dr. Michael Tirant, Australia. We hope this will not cause any confusion, and that you will appreciate and like our new brand name and design.

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