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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, 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 2 more doctor answers
Psoriasis is 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
Is it offensive to give your friend who suffers from arthritic psoriasis a highly emollient lotion?
Can psoriasis cause random inflammation where ever it "wants"? Or are there specific immune related diseases that cause random benign inflammation?
No it cannot: It is confined basically to skin and arthritic issues. ...Read more
I have a itchy, flaky "rash" on the outside of my ankle (for years-treated for psoriasis).& now my lower leg & foot are swollen.& my leg aches.
Psoriatic arthritis: Sorry to hear. There could be many things related or unrelated to your psoriasis. One related cause could be psoriatic arthritic at those joints. However, that inflammatory arthritis is better diagnosed by your rheumatologist. If you don't have one, may be wise to have your medical history, symptoms listed, and get a blood test with diagnostic imaging. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have coming&going joint and back pain from mild to severe accompanied by worsen psoriasis&ibs. Doctor ruled out arthritis. What else could it be?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on severity: There is not a single best way to treat psoriasis. Mild psoriasis is generally treated with topical steroids and vitamin d derivatives. More severe cases are treated with uv light, and systemic medications. Goal of therapy is to keep the disease under acceptable control without causing too many side effects from chronic treatment as we do not have a cure for psoriasis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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