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Can some medications make psoriasis worse?

Can some medications make psoriasis worse?

Yes: Overuse or too long a use of very potent topical steroids can make psoriasis worse. If you are having issues, you should speak with your dermatologist about possibly seeing an allergist for testing. ...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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Can restasis make some problems worse?

Can restasis make some problems worse?

Restasis: The most common side effect is a temporary burning sensation. Other side effects include eye redness, discharge, watery eyes, eye pain, foreign body sensation, itching, stinging, and blurred vision. If you develop these or other side effects, you should contact your eye doctor to see if the use should be stopped. ...Read more

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Can some medicines make peripheral neuropathy worse?

Can some medicines make peripheral neuropathy worse?

Yes: Radiation therapy for cancers have been reported to cause neuropathy, recently, there have been reports of metformin, a medication given to diabetics as a cause of neuropathy so one has to be careful when taking medications to be aware of and report any side effects. ...Read more

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Are there any medications that can make GERD worse?

Are there any medications that can make GERD worse?

Yes: Gerd can be exacerbated by many different drugs, including anticholinergics, beta blockers, bronchodilators used for asthma, calcium channel blockers, Dopamine agonists, sedatives, and tricyclic anti-depressants. It is best to talk with your physician if you are on other medications to see if they may cause your gerd symptoms to worsen. ...Read more

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Can lupus make psoriasis worse?

Can lupus make psoriasis worse?

It may not: make psoriasis worse but the skin lesions may be from the lupus see your rheumatologist or dermatologist for an eval ...Read more

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Can acne medication make your skin worse?

Can acne medication make your skin worse?

No: You may be concerned about a slight flare in acne severity after starting medications. This is normal...Think of it as the impurities being brought to the surface and clearing. Treat though the flare...Clear skin is around the corner. ...Read more

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Will meds for different condition make snoring worse?

Will meds for different condition make snoring worse?

Yes: Any sort of sedative, such as ambien, (zolpidem) trazadone, or any other sort of medicine to induce sleep can cause increase snoring. CPAP can help. See your doctor to see if you qualify for CPAP. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are some things that can make asthma worse?

What are some things that can make asthma worse?

More causes: In addition to the exacerbating factors already mentioned: in some women, the menstrual period; Aspirin and NSAID in up to 20% of adults; acid reflux from the stomach. In some patients, sulfites, present in red wine, packages of dried fruit and in salads and restaurants. Poorly controlled allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, exposure to pets, cigarette and marijuana smoke are major problems. ...Read more

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Can asthma get worse or can other things trigger it?

Can asthma get worse or can other things trigger it?

Absolutely: Yes, one can have what are known as "exacerbations, " when the symptoms of asthma get worse. These are often triggered by exposure to smoke (e.G, cigarettes, wood smoke, etc.), molds, environmental allergens (e.g., pollen) or simply by exercising and increasing the workload on the lungs. ...Read more

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When to use lotion with acne medication? Does that help or make things worse?

Depends on the type: Using a "non-comedogenic" facial lotion or moisturizer will usually not give you problems with acne breakouts. However, everyone's skin is a bit different so you will not know until you give it a try. Also, use "oil free" facial moisturizers as this will also help. ...Read more

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Can spironolactone cause melasma or make it worse?

Can spironolactone cause melasma or make it worse?

Not known: Melasma can worsen due to estrogen, progesterone, sun exposure, etc. Spironolactone can lower testosterone, so in theory it could increase estrogen slightly, but have never seen it described as causing or worsening melasma. ...Read more

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Can immunosuppressants actually make autoimmune diseases worse?

Can immunosuppressants actually make autoimmune diseases worse?

Sometimes: Anti tnf medications (enbrel, remicade, (infliximab) etc) used to treat rheumatoid arthritis sometimes cause a lupus like syndrome. Prednisone is used to treat inflammatory muscle diseases, but sometimes prolonged treatment causes muscle weakness. ...Read more

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What are some things that can help with psoriasis?

What are some things that can help with psoriasis?

See details: They are many effective therapies depending on the severity of the involvement. See a dermatologist, ...Read more

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Are there over-the-counter medications that can help with Parkinson's disease pain?

Are there over-the-counter medications that can help with Parkinson's disease pain?

Important issue: Most patients with parkinson's disease encounter significant pain, often a profound challenge, as many doctors are not aware of how significant this can become. Core approach involves careful control of the tremors and stiffness by usage of basic meds, but in some cases, pain med patches are of value. Although otc pain meds may help, more aggressive drugs may be needed. Pain cremes may help. ...Read more

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Can untreated hypothyroidism cause you to have bad reactions to meds for other things, like antibiotics, cholesterol, etc?

Yes: Cholesterol can be elevated. Also, since you metabolize slower than normal (including drugs) any med can lead to unexpected and dangerous reactions. Why is your hypothyroidism not treated, and not treated appropriately. It's the easiest disease to treat in the civilized world. ...Read more

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I've heard that some medications can aggravate the symptoms of GERD. Can you tell me more?

I've heard that some medications can aggravate the symptoms of GERD. Can you tell me more?

Certain medications and dietary supplements can irritate the lining of your esophagus, causing heartburn pain, and others can increase the severity of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): GERD is a chronic condition in which stomach acid flows back (refluxes) into your esophagus. This backwash of acid causes irritation and inflammation of the lining of your esophagus. Medications and dietary supplements that can irritate your esophagus and cause heartburn pain include: Antibiotics, such as tetracycline, Bisphosphonates taken orally, such as alendronate (Fosamax), ibandronate (Boniva) and risedronate (Actonel), Iron supplements, Quinidine, Pain relievers, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and aspirin, Potassium supplements. Medications and dietary supplements that can increase acid reflux and worsen GERD include: Anticholinergics, such as oxybutynin (Ditropan XL), prescribed for overactive bladder and irritable bowel syndrome, Tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline, doxepin, others), Calcium channel blockers and nitrates used for high blood pressure and heart disease, Narcotics (opioids), such as codeine, and those containing hydrocodone and acetaminophen (Lortab, Norco, Vicodin), Progesterone, Quinidine, Sedatives or tranquilizers, including benzodiazepines such as diazepam (Valium) and temazepam (Restoril), Theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theochron). If you have GERD, ask your doctor if medications you take may affect your symptoms. ...Read more

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What things can make lupus worse?

What things can make lupus worse?

Immune system: Other things like stress and other medical conditions can worsen lupus. Vitamin d is seeing more as an important part of immune and other issues. ...Read more

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Can some foods cause bladder spasms? Or so e foods make it worse or better?

Can some foods cause bladder spasms? Or so e foods make it worse or better?

Bladder spasm: Horse. This is an interesting question. There is a school of thought that the bladder, like the bowels, has a sensitivity to certain elements of the diet. (interstitial cystitis behaves much like inflammatory bowel disease). You are in charge here. Keep a diary of you bladder symptoms (on paper) and note what worsens your symptoms. Pay attention to artificial sweeteners. Good luck! ...Read more

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