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How to cure psoriasis?

How to cure psoriasis?

Psoriasis: There is no cure for psoriasis only control. There are prescription topical steroids. There are intralesional steroid injections. The biologics like Humira, Enbrel, Remicade, (infliximab) and Otezla are very effective at treating psoriatic arthritis and also the skin lesions of psoriasis. Patients with psoriasis are also prone to cardiovascular disease but the biologics help reduce this. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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Can lupus make psoriasis worse?

It may not: make psoriasis worse but the skin lesions may be from the lupus see your rheumatologist or dermatologist for an eval ...Read more

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Is guttate psoriasis worse than regular psoriasis?

Guttate psoriasis: Guttate psoriasis is a sometimes fast spreading psoriasis which involves small lesions with a very fine scale. This can be associated with a strep throat which should be completed treatment to allow the treatment for psoriasis to work. ...Read more

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Does guttate psoriasis get worse before it gets better?

Does guttate psoriasis get worse before it gets better?

Yes and no!: Psoriasis like images is complex way to answer verity respective of treatment is important to realize that all diseases can do the same if psoriasis players does not miss shirley the fault of the therapy read it maybe the intrinsic response of the body to the disease however most the current medication the current medications available. ...Read more

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I have inverse psoriasis I am currently taking fluocinonide 0.05%. Should change my diet because it has gotten worse and i don't have any insurance.?

I have inverse psoriasis I am currently taking fluocinonide 0.05%.
Should change my diet because it has gotten worse and i don't have any insurance.?

Antinflammatory diet: Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease. All autoimmune diseases begin in the gut. The leaky gut to be precise. Just google autoummine diesease and leaky gut. Switch to an anti-inflammatoy diet. Since grains and legumes cause gut inflammation leading to leaky gut or increased intestinal permeability. Eliminating all grains and legumes form your diet will help with your psoriasis. ...Read more

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Does psoriasis get worse and spread ?

Does psoriasis get worse and spread ?

It can: The course of psoriasis is quite variable. It may worsen and involve greater areas of the skin or stay the same. There are conditions that may make it worse - colder and damp waether or lack of sun exposure, or certain drugs - like withdrawing steroids that worsen the disease. ...Read more

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Can some medications make psoriasis worse?

Can some medications make psoriasis worse?

Yes: Overuse or too long a use of very potent topical steroids can make psoriasis worse. If you are having issues, you should speak with your dermatologist about possibly seeing an allergist for testing. ...Read more

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What activities can make my psoriasis worse?

What activities can make my psoriasis worse?

Lack of sunlight: Psoriasis may get worse with lack of sunshine, stress andin some people perhaps by gluten intake. Each person is different aos you can discuss these options with your physician. ...Read more

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Will psoriasis get worse if left untreated after 30 years ?

Will psoriasis get worse if left untreated after 30 years ?

Yes, no, or maybe!: One cannot predict the course. But treatment can always help. But I have many patients whose psoriasis waxes and wanes. Dry winter and too frequent bathing in cold weather, will usually always worsen skin disease! ...Read more

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What is psoriasis? Or rather what can be done to stop psoriasis getting worse and to basically be able to cure it or stop in coming on and affecting

Psoriasis: Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease where our immune system creates problems with our skin and joints. Psoriasis is diagnosed by your physician, and there are many types of this disease such as plaque psoriasis. Disease Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs and Biologic medications (eg. monoclonal antibodies against TNF-alpha, a cytokine), are also used to slow disease progression and treat symptoms. ...Read more

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Does scalp plaque psoriasis get worse over time?

Psoriasis: While it depends on each person, psoriasis can be a lifelong condition. There are some things however that people do that can cause it to worsen: infection, stress, smoking, obesity, decreased exposure to uv light, and alcohol consumption. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis on my scalp and since becoming pregnant it has gotten worse. What can I use to help it?

I have psoriasis on my scalp and since becoming pregnant it has gotten worse. What can I use to help it?

Psoriasis.: Phototherapy to scalp or shampoos for psoriasis can be used. Contact to your dermatologist and your fetal-maternal medicine doctor. ...Read more

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I've had psoriasis for ~15 years but it's gotten worse. I've applied betamethasone but topical is becoming impractical. Are there other options?

I've had psoriasis for ~15 years but it's gotten worse.  I've applied betamethasone but topical is becoming impractical.  Are there other options?

Methotrexate, Enbrel (etanercept): Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease involving the white blood cells attacking the skin as if it was bacteria or a virus.Low dose weekly Methotrexate is very effective in treating psoriasis--the way it works is not completely understood but decades of use show it is a reliable and safe drug (no alchohol! while taking). Enbrel (etanercept) is a newer highly effective drug that neutralizes tnf, inflammatory protein. ...Read more

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I m deeply depress with my psoriasis. I have done lot of treatment. I went to many doctors. But it is going worse and worse. I am only meare spectator

I m deeply depress with my psoriasis. I have done lot of treatment. I went to many doctors. But it is going worse and worse. I am only meare spectator

Difficult: Yes, this is a difficult disorder..Many suffer with this..You are not alone. It is important to follow with your dermatologist and family doc. There are also some support groups with which you can become involved. Check with you local hospital for referrals...There is also much research being done at research facilities...You may want to check with a local university affiliated hospital. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for severe psoriasis to stop/relieve itching? Currently undergoing light therapy, condition worsening

What is the best over-the-counter medication for severe psoriasis to stop/relieve itching? Currently undergoing light therapy, condition worsening

There is none.: If your psoriasis does not respond to light therapy, it is time to consider starting tnf agents. These almost always are dramatically effective. Discuss this with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Starting Cicloporine for plaque psoriasis 30% covered. After treatment will my condition come back worse after a few weeks/months? I'm very nervous

Starting Cicloporine for plaque psoriasis 30% covered. After treatment will my condition come back worse after a few weeks/months? I'm very nervous

Communicate with you: Assuming you have a dermatologist, you need detailed communication. Typically you would transition to another treatment for long-term management. No, it will not rebound worse. Cyclosporine may get you off a crisis. But you may need only cream after a few months. Or you could go to methotrexate or Humira (adalimumab) or a number of others. Arthritis???? ...Read more

Taking Accutane (Definition)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes ...Read more