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Doctor insights on: Can Psoriasis Be Hereditary

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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 psoriasis be hereditary?

Can psoriasis be hereditary?

Yes: 70 per chet of patients with psoriasis have a family member with psoriasis. It can be a parent, sibling or grandparent. ...Read more

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Is MS linked with psoriasis and is it hereditary please x?

Is MS linked with psoriasis and is it hereditary please x?

Could coexist: There is no relationship with ms and dermatological conditions in general, but not unique for patients suffering psoriasis to later develop ms, or even the reverse. Here's the point, if you have ms, then avoid meds that affect tumor necrosis factor alpha, as the neurological problems can be adversely affected. ...Read more

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There are roughly 5 redish brown circles on my scalp that aren't raised, don't itch, and don't hurt. No hereditary psoriasis. What could it be?

There are roughly 5 redish brown circles on my scalp that aren't raised, don't itch, and don't hurt. No hereditary psoriasis. What could it be?

Rash on scalp: On those patches have you lost hair? Several things can cause that--- including allergen in the shampoo or hair gel, tinea capitis ( a kind of fungal infection of scalp) and of course psoriasis. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is psoriasis?

What is psoriasis?

Skin condition: Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition probably on an autoimmune basis. ...Read more

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What causes psoriasis?

Inherited: Psoriasis is an inherited inflammatory condition that waxes and wanes. Treatment is generally directed towards control of symptomatic flares. Although no cure, there are many treatment options to help you stay reasonably clear. These include topical steroids, vitamin d derivatives, oral medications, phototherapy and biologics. Your doctor will recommend treatment based on the extent of disease. ...Read more

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How to cure psoriasis?

How to cure psoriasis?

Sorry but you don't: Sorry but we don't currently have a cure for psoriasis. We can offer various treatments to help you get the symptoms under control but that's not the same as curing you of this condition. Check out https://www.Psoriasis.Org/ and http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/psoriasis/ds00193 for more info on this condition. Then chat w/your dermatologist about what's right for you. ...Read more

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How to cure psoriasis?

No cure exists: And probably will not in our lifetimes. There are many ways to manage it with medications, including the new biotech stuff. ...Read more

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Is all psoriasis alike?

Psoriasis alike: Psoriasis can be mild or severe; it can affect only one part of the skin; it can affect the nails; it can aggect the genital; it can affect the mucous membranes. It can affect the scalp. It can itch; it can burn. It truly id a heartbreak. ...Read more

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Does psoriasis go away?

Does psoriasis go away?

YES, remission: Remission of psoriasis is possible but usually depends upon the severity : so the more severe cases may be less likely to resolve completely but may improve over time. It is best to see a dermatologist and follow their treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis be spread?

Can psoriasis be spread?

Yes: It is not contagious but new spots can develop on presently normal skin. A number of factors can be triggers including stress, strep infection, or wheat allergy. More extensive cases can be treated with ultraviolet light, internal medications or biologics. ...Read more

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How common is psoriasis?

How common is psoriasis?

2 percent: About 2 per cent of the population have psoriasis, most have a mild case which can be treated with cream only. More extensive cases can be helped with laser, sunlsmp or internal drugs. ...Read more

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How is psoriasis treated?

Anti-inflammatories: Modulating anti-inflammatory medications such as corticosteroids and coal tar. Light therapy is also helpful for dermal symptoms. ...Read more

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Is psoriasis transferable?

No: Psoriasis is not contagious , and can't be transferred from one person to another. ...Read more

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How can you get psoriasis?

Inherited: Psoriasis is generally inherited, though there are also many sporatic cases. It is an immunological condition that causes skin to be thickened and inflamed. It is not curable. Treatment is generally to contain the disease. If localized, it is generally controlled by topical steroid and vitamin d derivative creams. ...Read more

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Do foods affect psoriasis?

PSORIASIS: No. Cause is unknown. Triggers are: truma, infection, certain drugs. ...Read more

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How did you get psoriasis?

Psoriasis: No one knows for sure. Most think it is an autoimmune disorder. It can be genetic and run In families as well. Treatment is fairly easy for the most part. ...Read more