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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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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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Can psoriasis occur at any age?

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 more

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What are the common symptoms of psoriasis?

What are the common symptoms of psoriasis?

Dry scaly rash: This can be a dry scaly rash on your body, more in sun protected areas and can also involved the nails. See a dermatologist for a correct diagnosis ...Read more

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Why is psoriasis more common in males? I need some advice.

Why is psoriasis more common in males? I need some advice.

Not true: Psoriasis is slightly more common in females for reasons that are not known. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Sir suffering from psoriasis recommend treatment age 20?

Cannot answer: Until a dermatologist evaluates how much psoriasis you have on your body and whether or not you have any arthritis of your joints a specific type of treatment cannot be recommended. ...Read more

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What is the most common symptom of psoriatic arthritis besides psoriasis?

What is the most common symptom of psoriatic arthritis besides psoriasis?

See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/psoriatic-arthritis/home/ovc-20233896 ...Read more

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I have problems like very poor digestion and skin psoriasis. My weight was only 48kg at age of 21. How can I gain weight?

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

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Is it true that after a certain age say 30 yrs, cells multiply slowly and hence skin conditions like psoriasis comes to control ..?

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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My age is 29yrs. For psoriasis, i'm taking methotrexate 7.5 mg since 7yrs. Using this, what are the side effects to me in long term.Plz suggest?

My age is 29yrs. For psoriasis, i'm taking methotrexate 7.5 mg since 7yrs. Using this, what are the side effects to me in long term.Plz suggest?

Probably not much: This is a small dose of methotrexate. Assuming you have blood tests to screen for medication toxicity and these tests are normal, the long term risk is small. Make sure blood is screened for liver toxicity and reduced blood counts every 3 months. ...Read more

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How common is it to have psoriasis and lupus (sle)?

SLE and Psoriasis: Both are autoimmune diseases, so it is possible although it is not an extremely common occurrence. The association between psoriasis and systemic lupus erythematosus (sle) is a very uncommon association. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with plaque psoriasis at age 8 in 1987..I am now 33 and recently had a biopsy done and was told I have varucca keratosis?

I was diagnosed with plaque psoriasis at age 8 in 1987..I am now 33 and recently had a biopsy done and was told I have varucca keratosis?

Verrucous keratosis: Verrucous keratosis represent either seborrheic keratosis or verruca vulgaris. Sometime histological distinction cannot be made between them. They are benign growths and are not related to psoriasis. They do not go away with creams but can be taken off by the dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are common cquses of scalp psoriasis? And what are the treatment options, management and cure?

What are common cquses of scalp psoriasis? And what are the treatment options, management and cure?

Scalp Psoriasis: No one knows the cause of psoriasis. Scalp psoriasis occurs mainly in women. There is no cure, as yet, for this baffling skin ailment. There are several shampoos that can help, not cure, your condition. Shampoos with tar, daily, have been known to help. Treatment options would be: see a dermatologist! he or she can give you the proper management options. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis in scalp sunce ages it fades away once by azadirachita indicai while coal tar shampo only stop its growth...what should i do to treat?

Psoriasis: Paras: There are many treatments for psoriasis. It is difficult to be comprehensive on Health-Tap. Some topical options: Vitamin D analogue - Calcipotriene (Dovonex); topical retinoids, and also steroid creams. It also depends on what is available in India. In the US, many oral medications help psoriasis. Best to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My doctor won't prescribe soriatane (acitretin) because I am female and of child bearing age. I need something stronger for my psoriasis should I seek 2nd opinion?

Biologics: Biologic drugs, or "biologics, " are a relatively new class of treatment for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis treatments. They are given by injection or intravenous (IV) infusion. Biologics include: enbrel, humira, stelara, (ustekinumab) Remicade and others. Biologics are more effective at treating psoriasis than soriatane. ...Read more

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I've just been taken off of a strong topical corticosteroid for psoriasis (1 week only) because of sever back and shoulder acne. Is this common?

I've just been taken off of a strong topical corticosteroid for psoriasis (1 week only) because of sever back and shoulder acne. Is this common?

Sterod causes acne: Depending on the amount and potency of thesteroid that is being used topically, a significant amount of steroid can be absorbed into the blood stream. Systemic steroids are known to aggravate acne and may also affect resolution of infected lesions. ...Read more

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I am about to start methotrexate for psoriasis and have had genital herpes in the past. How common will outbreaks occur on it and to what severity?

I am about to start methotrexate for psoriasis and have had genital herpes in the past. How common will outbreaks occur on it and to what severity?

Not very common : It is still fairly safe. I use the medication in my patients all the time. You can possible still have flare from time to time and it may not be related to methotrexate but other causes such as stress, anxiety, high dose steroid, etc. ...Read more