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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

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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Which OTC medication are best for eczema rashes?

Which OTC medication are best for eczema rashes?

Eczema: The best moisturizers are in ointment form which is more effective than creams which are more effective than lotions.Having said that, try vaseline and/or aquaphor first. ...Read more

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Any effective moistrizers for atopic dermititis?

Any effective moistrizers for atopic dermititis?

Yes: The most important trick is to apply the moisturizer within 3 minutes after bathing which you are encouraged to do (this is in contrast with older recommendations). I personally prefer ulactin which contains equivalents of the body's own moisturizer. However cervave and others have their own fans. There are also great rx moisturizers but at $75 or more for 2-3 oz- mostly unaffordable. ...Read more

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Is permethrin cream prescribed for any conditions besides scabies?

Is permethrin cream prescribed for any conditions besides scabies?

Permethrin: I checked Drugs.Com and the only listed indication was as a scabicide for Sarcoptes scabiei. ...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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Does cyclosporine work for chronic hives?

Does cyclosporine work for chronic hives?

Yes: Its' an effective treatment in the hands of physicians experienced with its use. ...Read more

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Is there any non-drug treatment for dermatitis/adult acne?

Is there any non-drug treatment for dermatitis/adult acne?

No: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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Treatments for eczema?

Treatments for eczema?

Steroid creams: Eczema is an inflammatory condition of the skin that is in the allergy-family of reactions. Most commonly, eczema is treated with topical steroid creams or ointments, starting at the milder strengths and working our way up as needed. See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and to discuss a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I'm looking for herbal remedy for atopic dermatitis without side effects?

I'm looking for herbal remedy for atopic dermatitis without side effects?

Doesn't exist: Many people believe that "herbal" means "safe" and "no side effects", and manufacturers encourage that myth. But many substances, such as poison ivy, are "herbal", and you don't want them anywhere near their skin. Furthermore, the product with no possible side effects, herbal or not, does not exist. Don't waste your money on "no side effect" remedies; they don't work, and do have side effects. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects for oral tetracycline used for dermatitis ?

Are there any side effects for oral tetracycline used for dermatitis ?

Yes: every drug may have adverse reactions. FIRST... DO NOT TAKE IF PREGNANT. I don't smile in the photo because my teeth were stained in early childhood by tetracycline OLIVE GREEN. Affects teeth/bones of fetus. Also, can cause fatal liver damage in pregnant women. then, it's flourescent. It makes you more likely to sunburn. ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter medications similar to clobetasol propionate for excema?

Are there any over-the-counter medications similar to clobetasol propionate for excema?

Nothing that strong: Clobetasol is a very potent topical steroid and can cause atrophy of the skin if overused, so it and medications of similar strength need to be supervised and prescribed by your physician. ...Read more

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Is coq10 safe? Especially for atopic dermatitis?

Is coq10 safe? Especially for atopic dermatitis?

Safe: Coq10 is quite safe and is being looked at in many conditions. I haven't heard of any specific to atopic dermatitis, but it certainly fits the profile of things being looked at for its use in inflammatory conditions, such as atopic dermatitis is. Perhaps a dermatologist colleague could comment specifically, but overall it is very safe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use methoxsalen topical for treating vitiligo in children?

Is it safe to use methoxsalen topical for treating vitiligo in children?

No: It is easy to burn with topical methoxaslen and it is better to use narrow band uvb or excimer laser alone. ...Read more

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Any there any good medications to use for eczema?

Any there any good medications to use for eczema?

Topical steroids : The mainstay for treating eczema are a number of prescription topical steroid creams and ointments. They come in a variety of strengths that are used for different areas of the body. Overuse of these medications can lead to side effects such as thinning of the skin and lightening the color of the skin. Use only unscented soaps and moisturizers also. See a dermatologist for treament options. ...Read more

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What drugs to avoid for asthmatics?

What drugs to avoid for asthmatics?

Asthma drugs: I would avoid aspirin. I would be careful about following medications: Ibuprofen or other similar pain killers and non selective beta blockers such as Propranolol (used for high blood pressures and heart diseases). ...Read more

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Iron chelation drugs causing a rash. Are there alternative drugs?

Iron chelation drugs causing a rash.  Are there alternative drugs?

Iron chelation: The only medications for iron chelation are Desferal (given intravenously and subcutaneously) or Exjade and Deferiprone (both given orally). Try discussing a switch with your doctor, or see whether taking allergy medications can help. ...Read more

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Is lindane lotion for scabies treatment safe to use?

Is lindane lotion for scabies treatment safe to use?

It has side effects: and should not be used if you have a history of seizures, but it works, so discuss side effects with your doctor, and if it's the medication you need, be aware of side effects most are rare ...Read more

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Is there any systemic absorption when using intranasal steroid medication for allergy treatment?

Is there any systemic absorption when using intranasal steroid medication for allergy treatment?

Very little: Almost nil. Some people who are very sensitive to steroids say they may feel a little difference, but normally systemic spread is very very little, if at all. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more