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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 psoriasis, and thinking about using enbril, is it safe?

I have psoriasis, and thinking about using enbril, is it safe?

Enbrel (etanercept): The medication can be very safe when used correctly and monitored closely. There are increased side effects and increased risk of infection since the medication acts by suppressing the immune system which is causing the psoriasis. ...Read more

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What is the most effective and safe systemic medication for psoriasis that can be taken long term?

See details: The two most effective classes of systemic meds are Methotrexate and tnf antagonists. Each can be taken long term. Methotrexate, imo, carries less risk and except for very severe disease, merits the first try. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be going to the hairdressers with scalp psoriasis?

Is it safe to be going to the hairdressers with scalp psoriasis?

See details: Routine car such as cuts, shampoos, etc should not be an issue. You should avoid the application of chemicals such as perms or certain dyes without getting the approval of your dermatologist first. ...Read more

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Is dermarest for psoriasis safe to use on penis for skin wondering because of salicylic acid it contain would it cause problems?

Is dermarest for psoriasis safe to use on penis for skin wondering because of salicylic acid it contain would it cause problems?

No: Salicylic acid on any mucous membrane is not a good idea especially for the tip of the penis. Even used on the shaft, it may accidentally reach the area. This would be my guess until a dermatologist with experience on this issue states otherwise. ...Read more