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Best control for psoriasis?

Best control for psoriasis?

Many options: There are cream, ultraviolet therapy, and pills and injections. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease that causes itchy, thickened, skin lesions on the skin, nail changes, and occasionally joint arthritis. ...Read more


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What is the best birth control for treating acne?

What is the best birth control for treating acne?

Helps acne: Birth conrol pills are helpful for acne only while you are taking them.They do not clear acne completely and the response is variable. Ortho tricyclen is a traditional choice. Other birth control can be used. Topical medications will still be necessary and if it is severe Accutane may need to be considered. ...Read more

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Best treatment for psoriasis?

Best treatment for psoriasis?

Many Options: Psoriasis is a complex disease with a wide range of presentations and severity. Treatments must be tailored to the individual patient according to their disease severity, coexisting medical problems (other health problems, if any), and ability to comply with the treatment. The best treatment for you is out there, but you must see a dermatologist who will tailor the treatment specifically for you. ...Read more

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What's the best non-steroidal treatment for psoriasis?

What's the best non-steroidal treatment for psoriasis?

TNF agents: Tnf agents such as remicade, (infliximab) Enbrel or Humira are the best option for moderate to severe psoriasis. Methotrexate can also be effective. For milder disease phototherapy and/or coal tar based creams may help. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for psoriasis?

What's the best treatment for psoriasis?

Psoriasis: There is no "best" treatment. It all depends on how severe your disease is and how much risk, expense and hassle you wish to undergo to achieve optimum results. ...Read more

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What's best prevention for localized psoriasis?

What's best prevention for localized psoriasis?

Topical: If it is a small localized area topical treatments are best. Prevention requires regular medications with the risk of side effects. You can try the over the counter psoriasis creams first. If these do not work you will need to work with a doctor to try other therapies. There is no one perfect treatment for everyone. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control pill for combating acne?

What is the best birth control pill for combating acne?

Low androgen pill: Androgens are a group of hormones associated with "male traits", acne, hormone-related scalp hair loss, & hair growth in unwanted areas (e.g. facial) in women. Birth control pills contain a Progesterone (androgen) & often estrogen component. Pills with a low or anti- androgen Progesterone component (e.g. Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) Yasmin, etc) are often helpful for hormone-related acne. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What is good over-the-counter treatment for psoriasis?

What is good over-the-counter treatment for psoriasis?

No such animal.: Unless you have very, very mild psoriasis - which might respond to Hydrocortisone cream - nothing available over the counter in the us is going to make much of a dent in your psoriasis. Sorry, but i've been doing this for 30 years and have yet to see an otc product work, other than skin cap, which turned out to have an illegal steroid in it. See a dermatologist; don't waste money on otc treatments. ...Read more

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Is enbrel (etanercept) good for psoriasis treatment ? What is the best natural way of reducing psoriasis?

Is enbrel (etanercept) good for psoriasis treatment ? What is the best natural way of reducing psoriasis?

Yes it can be effect: Enbrel (etanercept) can help treat psoriasis if other therapy does not work. There are improtant guidleines and precautions before you can take it.. The best natural therapy is sunshine - but with caution because of he risk of skin cancer. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for scalp psoriasis?

What is best treatment for scalp psoriasis?

Steroids: While the best treatment depends on the extent of ur disease and other factors, topical steroids in foam preps work very well to help decrease the size and scaliness of scalp psoriasis. ...Read more

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What is th best treatment for psoriasis?

Depends: It depends on the patient and your other health conditions as this often determines what medications you can take. ...Read more

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What is the best and safest biological medicine avalibile for treating psoriasis?

Unfair Question: The best and safest medication is the one that works for you! discussing treatment options with your dermatologist is the best way to treat this disease since there are many therapies and it is our job to decide which one's to try. ...Read more

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What are the best medications for eczema and/or rosacea?

What are the best medications for eczema and/or rosacea?

Two entirely differ: These are two entirely different disease entities and i would first recommend evaluation by dermatologist to establish a definitive diagnosis. Eczema is generally treated with topical steroids and rosacea with prevention and topical antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is psoral cream good for treating psoriasis?

Psoral cream: Is the creation of a dermatologist in peru that consists (according to its website) petroleum jelly, vitamin a, pine oil based salvia, nicotinic acid, etc & water from the dead sea (which contains many minerals) found no medical studies, just anecdotal testaments. Expensive. Has oily consistency with disagreeable odor. Ask your dermatologist if (s)he knows of this product & if it's effective. ...Read more

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What's the best, safest and most efficient biological treatment for scalp psoriasis? Thanks much!

Many options: There are quite a few options out there. It would start with a good combination of scalp shampoos - i usually have my patients alternate 2 or even 3 types. Depending how extensive the scalp psoriasis is, steroid impregnated topicals with or without a vitamin d analog can be helpful. You need to see your dermatologist for an individualized treatment plan. There is hope! ...Read more

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Best home treatment for vitiligo?

Best home treatment for vitiligo?

Limited: Oral vitamins including b complex, vitamin c and Folic Acid along with ginkgo biloba are sometimes helpful in repigmentation skin. However localized vitiligo is best treated with phototherapy such as narrow band uvb. There are home units available by prescription form a dermatologist if multiple office visits is not practical. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the most effective treatment for perioral dermatitis?

Help please? What is the most effective treatment for perioral dermatitis?

Perioral Dermatitis: The most important advise I have for my patients is DO NOT LICK YOUR LIPS AND ADJACENT SKIN with your tongue. See a Dermatologist if that was not the cause. ...Read more

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