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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Skin condition: Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition probably on an autoimmune basis.
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A 34-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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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience in Dermatology
Inherited: Psoriasis is an inherited inflammatory condition that waxes and wanes. Treatment is generally directed towards control of symptomatic flares. Althoug ... Read More
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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 member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No cure exists: And probably will not in our lifetimes. There are many ways to manage it with medications, including the new biotech stuff.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience in Dermatology
Psoriasis alike: Psoriasis can be mild or severe; it can affect only one part of the skin; it can affect the nails; it can aggect the genital; it can affect the mucous ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience in General Practice
YES, remission: Remission of psoriasis is possible but usually depends upon the severity : so the more severe cases may be less likely to resolve completely but may i ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: It is not contagious but new spots can develop on presently normal skin. A number of factors can be triggers including stress, strep infection, or whe ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
2 percent: About 2 per cent of the population have psoriasis, most have a mild case which can be treated with cream only. More extensive cases can be helped with ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Shen
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Anti-inflammatories: Modulating anti-inflammatory medications such as corticosteroids and coal tar. Light therapy is also helpful for dermal symptoms.
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