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Are There Any Permanent Cures For Skin 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Can psoriasis be used as a cure or manipulated to use its fast skin producing cells to cure other diseases? For example vitiligo?
No: The 2 disorders are unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
My 8 months daughter has got some type of skin allergy..cud it be psoriasis..her skin doc says it may be..my hubby too hav it.if s den vl it get cured?
Be more specific: If the rash itches, it is more likely from atopic dermatitis but then I would expect that your skin doctor can give you a better idea. Psoriasis and atopic dermatitis occur at different sites. With AD more at the elbow crease and itchy, psoriasis more at the outside of the extremities. If uncertain, talk to your doctor. ...Read more
How to cure the fungus and psoriasis on the head? Pls advice the name of External lotion /medicine /shampoo
Try: this: coconut oil with sea salt, apply and later wash with herbal tree shampoo. ...Read more
19yo daughter, diabetic, has severe patch psoriasis on head. White, chick pea size lump arose. Dr. Gave antibiotics. Lump is smaller. Cure psoriasis?
My father aged 65 yrs is having the psoriasis on skin from last 20 yrs all legs, arms and other body parts are involved. Plz help me to cure it.
I have psoriasis on my groin and behind my knee. I have been using steroid cream which cause skin thining and stretch mark, any cure for this?
Sure.: The scalp is one of the most common areas of involvement for psoriasis; some people have it only on the scalp. First line of treatment is one of the stronger therapeutic shampoos containing tar, salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, or selenium sulfide. (keep it out of your eyes.) if that doesn't get it done, you'll need to see a dermatologist and get a prescription strength shampoo, lotion, or both. ...Read more
See details: The best option depends on the severity of the skin involvement. Often topical cortisone creams are adequate for mild, localized disease. Phototherapy is also valuable. For more severe disease, biologic agents such as strattera, (atomoxetine) enbrel, Humira and Remicade are extremely effective. ...Read more
See Dermatologist: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that may, among other areas, affect the scalp region. Depending on the severity of the psoriasis in general, and scalp psoriasis in particular, a dermatologist may use topical steroids and/or systemic therapy with medications such a Methotrexate or newer generation of medications generally referred as "biologics.". ...Read more
Yes: Psoriasis is a papulosquamous skin rash. There are other rashes that may look similar and a dermatologist can help in the differential diagnosis. To clarify the different rashes the person will need an examination and sometimes a biopsy. This can help differentiate oen rash form another. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eczema: Eczema is a skin condition caused by inflammation. Atopic dermatitis is the most common of the many types of eczema. While the word "dermatitis" means inflammation of the skin, "atopic" refers to an allergic tendency, which is often inherited. Although atopic dermatitis itself is not caused by an allergy, eczema sufferers have a higher risk of developing other allergic conditions (like asthma or h. ...Read more
Dr blackwelder said in a reply, "please be aware psoriasis can be more serious than just a skin problem" how can it be more serious?
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