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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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I have two lumps on side of neck one for a year the other just appeared and two behind ears.relation to psoriasis? They are itchy and hard what is thi

Likely not: The lesions you described do not appear to be from psoriasis. You may try some Hydrocortisone cream on them to see if it helps. If not , consult your doctor. I have seen this on some patients who have vitamin D3 deficiency and thus you should get a blood test to see if you are indeed low in this vitamin. ...Read more

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Dr's, have scalp psoriasis above ears and rear scalp. Seen derm.4 times. Recent prescription topicort spray. Not working.Have HIV on meds. Any other rx?

Dr's, have scalp psoriasis above ears and rear scalp. Seen derm.4 times. Recent prescription topicort spray. Not working.Have HIV on meds. Any other rx?

Second Opinion: It may be time to get a second opinion from a new dermatologist. Other thoughts I have is that this is more than psoriasis, such as a yeast infection. There are more treatment options than topical products for psoriasis, but they are very expensive and can have lots of side effects. In my office we would probably talk about getting a second expert's advice next. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis inside my ear so i use harder qtips to itch inside , when in press hard I feel popping and hear cracking, what is this?

I have psoriasis inside my ear so i use harder qtips to itch inside , when in press hard I feel popping and hear cracking, what is this?

Hard to say...: Can't say without looking into your ear, but you should NOT use Q-tips in your ears & NEVER press hard. Q-tips will surely irritate the plaques & make them worse, not to mention added risk of skin damage, impaction, infection. You should see your doc, since 1) cracking/popping noises should be investigated, 2) ear psoriasis deserves special attention due to paucity of effective drugstore remedies. ...Read more

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My lymph node behind my left ear is swollen & has been for about a year. I have a noninfected psoriasis patch also behind my left ear. What's wrong?

My lymph node behind my left ear is swollen & has been for about a year. I have a noninfected psoriasis patch also behind my left ear. What's wrong?

Maybe nothing: This is impossible to answer precisely without an examination. Have a doctor evaluate the node and determine if further testing needs to be done. ...Read more

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Two lumps behind ear and on side of neck that are hard and itchy. I have psoriasis any relation? Three lumps just appeared one present for a year?

Two lumps behind ear and on side of neck that are hard and itchy. I have psoriasis any relation? Three lumps just appeared one present for a year?

See doctor: It is most unlikely that there is any relation between the lumps and psoriasis. Recommend that you see your doctor to have the lumps examined to determine what they are. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis in my ear and it is inflamed, I am using synalar (fluocinolone) otic. I am in pain, what can I do to bring the swelling down, and relieve the pain?

I have psoriasis in my ear and it is inflamed,  I am using synalar (fluocinolone) otic.  I am in pain, what can I do to bring the swelling down, and relieve the pain?

Sounds like infected: The pain and swelling could be caused by a bacterial or other infection. Those symptoms are not usually caused by the psoriasis. An anti-inflammatory might help the pain and swelling, but i think it'd be best to get medical attention. You might need an oral antibiotic or other precription medication(s). ...Read more

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I suffer from gastritis, anxiety, panic attacks, psoriasis (on my head) and i feel my ears closed and itchy. Any possible correlation among these?

I suffer from gastritis, anxiety, panic attacks, psoriasis (on my head) and i feel my ears closed and itchy. Any possible correlation among these?

Anxiety first.: Anxiety often affects skin and stomach. Addressing your anxiety is likely to alleviate your physical symptoms. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is very helpful with anxiety. In addition, there are many relaxation techniques. Guided meditation can also help a lot. Start with anxiety. You skin and stomach might follow. ...Read more

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My neck behind my ear gets really itchy sometimes. Is it scalp psoriasis or something else?

My neck behind my ear gets really itchy sometimes. Is it scalp psoriasis or something else?

Need dermatology: Need to know if there is a rash and if there is see a dermatologist. Your physician can help you decide. Everything that itches is not psoriasis ...Read more