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Methatrexate for psoriasis?

Methatrexate for psoriasis?

Can be excellent: Can be an excellent drug, if the severity of the psoriasis requires it and with close monitoring for side effects. ...Read more

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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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Do cures for psoriasis and seborheic dermatitis such as"temovate" cause cancer?

Do cures for psoriasis and seborheic dermatitis such as"temovate" cause cancer?

Not directly: As an anti-inflammatory drug some immunosuppression may occur and as such cuold contribute to cancer development in affected individuals who have other risks for cancer. ...Read more

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Is psoral cream good for treating psoriasis?

Is psoral cream good for treating psoriasis?

Psoral cream: Is the creation of a dermatologist in peru that consists (according to its website) petroleum jelly, vitamin a, pine oil based salvia, nicotinic acid, etc & water from the dead sea (which contains many minerals) found no medical studies, just anecdotal testaments. Expensive. Has oily consistency with disagreeable odor. Ask your dermatologist if (s)he knows of this product & if it's effective. ...Read more

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Can dovonex (calcipotriene) cream be used for psorasis?

Can dovonex (calcipotriene) cream be used for psorasis?

Yes: Psoriasis is the main use for dovonex (calcipotriene) cream. It works best when used with prescription strength topical steroids. ...Read more

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What's more effective for pustular psoriasis, methotrexate or enbrel (etanercept)?

Both: Both can be effective, personally i feel Enbrel (etanercept) is safer. There are other options. Talk it over with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is clobetasol propionate ointment good for psoriasis?

Yes but you needmore: This is certainly a good steroid but your dermatologist will be able to suggest a variety of other options. ...Read more

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Is humira (adalimumab) an effective treatment for psoriasis?

Yes: Humira (adalimumab) is one of our tnf inhibitors and it is a potent medication. It can quite helpful for psoriasis. You and your physician need to discuss the risks and benefits of the drug versus how bad your psoriasis is. ...Read more

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How effective is clobetasol (Clobex) for treating sarcoidosis?

How effective is clobetasol (Clobex) for treating sarcoidosis?

Here are some...: Clobex contains potent steroid for easing itch from psoriasis or atopic dermatitis, not for sarcoidosis as I have known of. So, Ask your doc for detail and clarification or to http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-76705-548/clobex-topical/clobetasolspray-topical/details. Best wish... ...Read more

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Has anyone ordered the topical steroid, temovate, (clobetasol) for hair loss?

Has anyone ordered the topical steroid, temovate, (clobetasol) for hair loss?

Yes, but...: ...Whether it helps will depend on what is causing the hair loss. If the cause is inflammatory, then an anti-inflammatory like temovate (clobetasol) will be helpful. If inflammation is not involved - regular old baldness, for example - topical steroids will have no effect. ...Read more

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Hi which topical cortisteroid is more effective for seborrheic dermatitis of scalp ?

Hi which topical cortisteroid is more effective for seborrheic dermatitis of scalp ?

Seb Derm : Short term application of a mid potency steroid such as triamcinilone or stronger steroid such as clobetasol may be used safely on the scalp. In addition an anti dandruff shampoo is helpful. ...Read more

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Doxycycline and Topical Clobetasol Propionate for guttate psoriasis flare-up, back and shoulders have stubborn & unresponsive "folliculitis" now?

I'm sorry: but this is the type of specific problem about which helpful advice can only be given if a specialist in psoriasis has the opportunity to examine you and your skin and review comprehensively what treatment has been given and it's effectiveness. Only then can further suggestions for treatment be given. Please continue working with your Dermatologist or get a 2nd opinion. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Has anyone used the steroid, temovate, (clobetasol) for hair loss?

Has anyone used the steroid, temovate, (clobetasol) for hair loss?

Yes: Steroid, particularly strong corticosteroids, like temovate, (clobetasol) have been tried topically on bald spots to grow hair. However, the effectiveness is not as good as injection of corticosteroids. Dermatologists can help you. ...Read more

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Does topicort LP cream work for discoid lupus?

Does topicort LP cream work for discoid lupus?

Pretty good: Your physician may eventually add systemic Chloroquine or some other drug, and/or a topical agent such as tacrolimus. Discoid lupus can be a major nuisance and i hope that you are able to get a good result. ...Read more

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How effective is halobetasol (Halonate) for treating sarcoidosis?

How effective is halobetasol (Halonate) for treating sarcoidosis?

Halobetasol: Halobetasol is a topical steroid and probably only effective for cutaneous (skin) related Sarcoidosis. There are many skin manifestations like erythema nodosum to psoriasis-like plaques and skin biopsy is often necessary to establish sarcoidosis and Rx options. Sarcoidosis affects many organs like the lung, nervous system, and kidney systems, and in these scenarios, a topical steroid is not helpfu ...Read more

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Can fluocinonide .05 cream be used for treating eczema?

Can fluocinonide .05 cream be used for treating eczema?

Yes: It is a high potency steroid cream and in children we try to stay with the mid strength steroid creams. It can be absorbed to some extent and can cause thinning of the skin. Use judiciously, but not in children. ...Read more

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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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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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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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How to cure psoriasis?

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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?

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?

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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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

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Is there cure of psoriasis?

No: While there are effective topical and systemic treatments for psoriasis, there is no permanent cure. Some patients seem to have spontaneous remission, which can last indefinitely. ...Read more

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How is psoriasis transmitted?

NOT Contagious: Psoriasis is not contagious and cannot be spread between individuals. There is evidence that there may be a genetic component to psoriasis and it may run in some families. However, many cases of psoriasis occur without any known family history. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of psoriasis?

See details: A scaly patchy skin rash. See a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis and possibly start treatment. ...Read more

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Could any foods cause psoriasis?

Unlikely: Among the most known issues are genetics, and certain medications such as tumor necrosis factor inhibitors. Uncertain which foods you can implicate if any. ...Read more

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Is panchkarma good for psoriasis.

Is panchkarma good for psoriasis.

Psoriasis: Some patients find relief from their psoriasis after undergoing the ayurvedic process known as panchakarma. The problem is that the cause of psoriasis is genetic. The main medication that western cultures have to treat psoriasis are: topical steroids, vitamin d creams, and the biologics like enbrel, humira, stelera, and remicade. ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure psoriasis?

Sorry, No: But there are excellent medications available that can significantly improve the skin inflammation and reduce other symptoms such as joint pain. A board certified dermatologist can guide you. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Why the psoriasis affect someone?

Familial: Psoriasis is an auotimmune disease and usually runs in families. ...Read more

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What product eliminates psoriasis?

Many things used: Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease with large genetic component the treatment usually involves topical cortisone medications but can also involve use of ultraviolet light with psoralen, methotrexate and newer biological medications Speak to your dermatologist ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of psoriasis?

What are the symptoms of psoriasis?

Scaly plaques: Psoriasis is characterized by red, silvery-white scaly patches on the elbows, knees, limbs, and scalp. The rash may itch, burn, or sting. ...Read more

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Are there foods that cause psoriasis?

Psoriasis foods: There are certain foods that can aggravate psoriasis, nut cause them. Alcoholic beverages can often make psoriasis worse. If you think you may know of a relationship between a food and the increase of your psoriasis, stop the food and see what happens.To test your theory out, after you have no more lesions, and then try that food again. If you break out, you will know that is the culprit. ...Read more

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Can mupruicion be used for psoriasis?

For infections: Mupirocin is an antibiotic of the monoxycarbolic acid class that comes as an ointment. It works well to treat localized Staph infections of the skin but would not be a primary treatment for psoriasis. ...Read more