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Common Ages For 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, 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
Yes: Psoriasis affects males and females pretty much equally and can indeed occur at any age. However the most common age range to see it is between 15-35 years. It is the most common autoimmune disease in the us. It is not contagious and in many cases there is a genetic predisposition to develop the condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife had psoriasis at the age of 17 and then it suppressed well. But now at the age of 42 , it flared high. How it can be suppressed?
Options: There are now many new and effective options to treat psoriasis, so much better than the old options of chasing spots with creams! i suggest seeing a derm for the best customized approach. Go to psoriasis.Org for the best overview of options and to find a derm in your area with eertise in psoriasis. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have problems like very poor digestion and skin psoriasis. My weight was only 48kg at age of 21. How can I gain weight?
Problem: Sounds like you have serious issues that need to be attended to by a competent physician. If you are living in another country or recently moved the the United States and weigh only 48 pounds at your current age, then maybe you have a worm in the intestines not allowing you to absorb any of the food you are eating. See a doctor is the only recommendation. ...Read more
Is it true that after a certain age say 30 yrs, cells multiply slowly and hence skin conditions like psoriasis comes to control ..?
Not really: Your skin definitely changes over time (eg, it becomes thinner) and sometimes more susceptible to dryness and inflammation. However, it's difficult to predict that with age that your psoriasis will improve. In fact a lot of people develop psoriasis slightly later in life (eg, middle age). ...Read more
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