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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
My Dr. wants me back on methotrexate b/c of inflammation levels in my body. Whats your opinion on inflammation in the body & psoriasis?
I am a muslim who wears hijab (cover my body & hair) and I have scalp and body psoriasis. Does hijab and not being exposed to sunlight make it worse?
Light often helps: Sunlight helps most people with psoriasis. It generally does not help the scalp unless the hair is very short. Perhaps there are tanning booths either commerecially or through your physicaina that could be helphful. Talk with your medical provider regarding phototherapy for psoriasis. ...Read more
My male partner uses a cream containing calcipotriol/ betamethasone on large areas of the body for his psoriasis.Is it safe for us to try to conceive?
Different appearnces: There are 3 major clinical types of psoriasis - namely plaque, erythrodermic, and pustular. It is unlikely to have combinations of these in any one individual but one can evolve into the other. It is important to differentiate among these three types since the treatment can be different depending on which type it is. Most people have plaque psoriasis but it can have many different appearances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psoriasis: Psoriasis is characterised by red, scaly patches of skin, which usually have very well defined edges. It is often symmetrical, affecting both sides of the body. The scale is typically silvery white. This typical scale may not be so obvious if the psoriasis affects a body fold such as the armpit or the patient is using emollients regularly. Then it is more likely to be smooth and shiny. ...Read more
I know psoriasis is uncureable but if u were diagnosed in ur teens and ur body has proven to change every 7 yrs can ur body over come the disease?
Varies on severity: Small patches may respond well to various potencies of steroid cream, vit.D-like drugs, or vit a-derived meds. Larger areas of involvement may require immunosuppressant therapy like Methotrexate or new immune-modulator drugs like infliximab, etanercept, etc. The latter drugs have many side effects and precautions; so you should be under the care of a specialist in those. ...Read more
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