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Can Some Medications Make Psoriasis Worse
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
Can fluocinonide be used to treat tinea cruris. I am asking because i went to the doctor last year. He did a biopsy and told me i had psoriasis. My mom told me to get a second opinion because the medication is no longer working and its getting worse. I ge
No.: Fluocinonide is a topical corticosteroid, commonly used to treat psoriasis (and other steroid-responsive rashes such as eczema). It does not work on fungal infections, and often makes them worse. Go back to your doctor. He'll determine why the Fluocinonide is no longer working and either prescribe a replacement or send you to a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My scalp is very itchy. I have used every dandruff shampoo at the drug store and it makes it worse. I do have very mild psoriasis on my knee and foot. Could they be related?
Also consider...: Lice! in my area it is an epidemic among grade school aged children. If you're around any children, it might be worth combing through your hair with a lice comb to see if any of the little buggers are there. If so treat for lice and you're cured! and....Lice prefer clean hair to dirty hair so this suggestion is no judgment on you! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best over-the-counter medication for severe psoriasis to stop/relieve itching? Currently undergoing light therapy, condition worsening
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
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
What is psoriasis? Or rather what can be done to stop psoriasis getting worse and to basically be able to cure it or stop in coming on and affecting
Psoriasis: Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease where our immune system creates problems with our skin and joints. Psoriasis is diagnosed by your physician, and there are many types of this disease such as plaque psoriasis. Disease Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs and Biologic medications (eg. monoclonal antibodies against TNF-alpha, a cytokine), are also used to slow disease progression and treat symptoms. ...Read more
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