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psoriasis and capsaicin

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: Studies suggest it is moderately effective. IMO there are other biologics which are more effective
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience in Family Medicine
My option capzacin: Cazacin actually blocks a neuropeptide called substance p which is released when a cell is damaged and carries the pain message to the brain. Icyhot ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Psoriasis: There is no cure but plenty of meds that provide adequate control, see a dermatologist
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Sorry but you don't: Sorry but we don't currently have a cure for psoriasis. We can offer various treatments to help you get the symptoms under control but that's not the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Hot pepper chill out: Trigeminal nerve pain? Capsacain puts the hot in chili peppers and raises our pain threshold so things don't hurt as much. Some folks have reported re ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience in Dermatology
cannot be sure: Please see a dermatologist to make a diagnosis about your scalp problem.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
28 years experience in Dentistry
See your Dr.: Lichen planus is an inflammatory disorder of the mucosal soft tissue. It is best treated with Prednesone a corticosteriod prescription medication and ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
47 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Not directly: As an anti-inflammatory drug some immunosuppression may occur and as such cuold contribute to cancer development in affected individuals who have o ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience in Preventive Medicine
I'm sorry: but this is the type of specific problem about which helpful advice can only be given if a specialist in psoriasis has the opportunity to examine you ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayyaz Shah
26 years experience in Dermatology
Patch: You should have a follow up with your dermatologist and discuss if he/she has any other medications that they would like to try, otherwise a skin biop ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hair.: Yes, you may lose hair temporarily. Do not overuse topical corticosteroids as long term effects may be skin and hair follicle atrophy. Oral Prednisone ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
No: These are very useful for DRY skin and eczema. Seborrheic dermatitis will respond to an azole cream such as ketoconazole, clotrimazole, or miconazole. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: I am not aware of the use of zostrix (capsaicin) for arthritis pain.
A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Several: It is usually a hereditary problem but emotional stress and weather changes cause it also.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
71 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Ichthyosis: This is a dermatologist's problem. Go!
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Propolis: Traditionally, propolis is used as an antibiotic and a stimulant of the immune system, therefore reducing the occurrence and severity of colds and flu ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijay Karia
12 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes, hydroxychloroquine is effective for many discoid and systematic lupus patients.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Hard to tell: It is hard to diagnose the cause for a skin rash even with direct examination and a more detailed history. It is impossible to tell without them. Ple ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Coutts ii
25 years experience in Family Medicine
Need examination: Skin problems can have many causes. Make an appointment with your family doctor or dermatologist to get a history, examination and treatment.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Use: Use dove oil of olay soaps and cera ve cream as a moisturizer. The most important thing is to make bathing water lukewarm because hot water really dry ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Not really!: Beet root is high in folic acid, but we routinely give Folic Acid to patients on methotrexate, usually 2mg/day. This would be overkill, and add unnece ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Emu Oil: See the following web site: http://bedrockemuworks.Com/50-reasons-to-use-emu-oil/.
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