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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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What drugs are prescribed for psoriasis?

What drugs are prescribed for psoriasis?

Psoriasis: Immunomodulator drugs (biologics). Several immunomodulator drugs are approved for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis. They include , Etanercept (enbrel), Infliximab (remicade) and ustekinumab (stelara) & humira (adalimumab). These drugs are given by intravenous infusion, intramuscular injection or subcutaneous injection and are usually used for people who have failed to respond to traditional rx. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis and amevive is a new drug that looks promising and will soon hit the uk. Will it be available on the nhs?

25% chance.: Amevive has come & gone in the usa. I compared it to reggie jackson: it either hit a home run or struck out. When it worked, it worked well, but it only worked about 25% of the time. The newer biologics (humira, stelara) work much more often, but i don't know if they are or will be available in uk. Perhaps a british physician can answer the nhs availability question. ...Read more

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Want to take tumeric for psoriasis but need to know drug and supplement interaction?

Want to take tumeric for psoriasis but need to know drug and supplement interaction?

Turmeric: http://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/turmeric.html the above web page gives a list of drugs that interact with turmeric. ...Read more

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Prescribed plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for P.A.- mild psoriasis + other conditions+strong fam history, what are chances of severe psoriasis outbreak from drug? Thanks!

Prescribed plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for P.A.- mild psoriasis + other conditions+strong fam history, what are chances of severe psoriasis outbreak from drug? Thanks!

I am not sure what : P.A. is. I personally do not use plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for psoriasis as it has been link with causing flare or outbreak for psoriasis. I would recommend to choose other DMARDs or biological esp there are a lot of choices now. ...Read more

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I have taken the acitretin drug before one and half years (august' 2012) for my psoriasis. Can i plan for my pregnancy in august '2014. Please advise.

I have taken the acitretin drug before one and half years (august' 2012) for my psoriasis. Can i plan for my pregnancy in august '2014. Please advise.

Acitretin psoriasis: It is recommended to wait at least 3 years after stopping Acitretin to become pregnant. I will refer you to the drug safety link for clarification. http://www.soriatane.com/404.html. ...Read more

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What drugs block the immune response and are used for rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis?

What drugs block the immune response and are used for rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis?

Immunosuppresants --: are the class of drugs. A rheumatologist would probably provide you specifics if you need that Info.. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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