Psoriasis Health Record Software
People with Psoriasis should keep health records to effectively monitor and manage their condition, track symptom changes, identify triggers, and evaluate treatment effectiveness. A comprehensive health journal allows individuals to record the severity and location of psoriasis flare-ups, noting any potential triggers like stress, weather changes, or specific foods. Measuring the affected skin areas can provide valuable information on the extent of the condition and response to treatment over time. Lab tests, such as blood tests to measure inflammation markers, can be tracked to assess disease activity.
Documenting prescribed medications, topical treatments, and other therapies enables individuals to adhere to treatment plans and identify any side effects. Furthermore, keeping a record of doctor visits, consultations with dermatologists, and treatment adjustments helps create a more personalized and efficient management approach.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
Considering #stress management techniques like meditation and exercise to help alleviate flare-ups.
Noticeable red, scaly patches on elbows and knees. Slight improvement in #itching compared to last week.
Suspect #stress from work deadlines might be contributing to recent flare-up.
Applied prescribed topical corticosteroid cream #Betamethasone twice daily after showering.
Estimated affected #skin area using the palm of my hand: approximately 5% coverage on both elbows and 3% on knees.
Upcoming dermatologist #Dr.Brown appointment in two weeks for a treatment review.
*These health records are not real, but compiled by Dr. Mike Stanton of the UCLA Health Center. The data that you put in Goopatient is totally private and stored only on your computer.