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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)

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


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Does psoriasis go away?

Does psoriasis go away?

YES, remission: Remission of psoriasis is possible but usually depends upon the severity : so the more severe cases may be less likely to resolve completely but may improve over time. It is best to see a dermatologist and follow their treatment plan. ...Read more

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How many days for the guttate psoriasis rash to go away?

How many days for the guttate psoriasis rash to go away?

It might not: psoriasis rash doesnt necessarily go away without treatment. With steroid treatment, for example, the response varies. a few days would be a bit fast. a month would be long. but it goes away mostly if treatment is given. ...Read more

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Does protopic ointment help reduce psoriasis plaques or make them go away?

Protopic Ointment: Here's a dilemma: you need to treat psoriasis on an area where strong topical steroids may be a problem, but milder corticosteroids are ineffective. What do you do? One easy solution is to use a non-steroid topical medication like Protopic ointment. ...Read more

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I have a rash that won't go away my biopsy said psoriasis, culture said Klebsiella oxytoca ...it's def not ps. can kl cause a rash? Is been 1mth. Help

I have a rash that won't go away my biopsy said psoriasis, culture said Klebsiella oxytoca ...it's def not ps. can kl cause a rash? Is been 1mth. Help

See a dermatologist: You need a skin specialist. Usually you do not need biopsy to diagnose psoriasis. Neither Benadryl (diphenhydramine) nor prednisone are appropriate treatments for psoriasis. Cultures from skin always grow something, so culture of this common bacteria means nothing without clinical correlation. ...Read more

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How long will it take for scalp psoriasis to go away after the initiation of enbrel (etanercept) 50 mg/week?

How long will it take for scalp psoriasis to go away after the initiation of enbrel (etanercept) 50 mg/week?

It varies.: Enbrel (etanercept) and similar biologic medications are extremely effective therapies for psoriasis. The length of time needed to totally resolve the rash depends on the severity of the skin involvement. 3-4 months is a reasonable time. ...Read more

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I've had dry looking skin on a knuckle on my right hand I put lotion on it and it seems to not go away I am starting to get worried it might be psoriasis and that it can potentially spread. ?

I've had dry looking skin on a knuckle on my right hand I put lotion on it and it seems to not go away I am starting to get worried it might be psoriasis and that it can potentially spread. ?

Many possibilities.: There is no way to know what it is without looking at it. If it persists or worsens, let a dermatologist look at it, make a proper diagnosis, and prescribe appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is psoriasis?

Skin condition: Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition probably on an autoimmune basis. ...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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