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Doctor insights on: Facial Psoriasis Symptoms

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

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 are symptoms of psoriasis?

What are symptoms of psoriasis?

See details: A scaly patchy skin rash. See a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis and possibly start treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of psoriasis?

What are the symptoms of psoriasis?

Scaly plaques: Psoriasis is characterized by red, silvery-white scaly patches on the elbows, knees, limbs, and scalp. The rash may itch, burn, or sting. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of psoriasis?

What are the common symptoms of psoriasis?

Dry scaly rash: This can be a dry scaly rash on your body, more in sun protected areas and can also involved the nails. See a dermatologist for a correct diagnosis ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what are the telltale symptoms of psoriasis?

Can anyone tell me what are the telltale symptoms of psoriasis?

See details: A red scaly, patchy skin rash. If you believe you have psoriasis, see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of psoriasis and how should I address them?

Rash: There are characteristic rashes of different types of rashes we see in psoriasis. You dermatologist will clarify your diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to treat facial psoriasis?

How to treat facial psoriasis?

Topical agent!: Systemic agents will work well and there are many! But topical steroids work well in most xcases, and a little known trick is to wash your face with a tar-based shampoo and let it sit for 3-5 minutes before washing it off. It works for the scalp and can work for your face! ...Read more

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Is psoriasis a symptom of hiv?

Is psoriasis a symptom of hiv?

NO, but. . .: Hiv patients can have psoriasis, but having psoriasis does not mean at all that the affected patient has hiv. I hope you understand that they can co-exist in the same patient but are not cause-effect related at all! ...Read more

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What is the best facial psoriasis therapy?

What is the best facial psoriasis therapy?

Several.: Topical steroids have been the mainstay. Several shampoos with psoriasis clearly properties are useful in my practice: Nizoral (ketoconazole) shamppo and selsun blue are examples. And then all systemic therapies improvefacial psoriasis, including methotrexate, humira. Enbrel, remicade, etc. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of penis psoriasis and how it can be treated?

See below: Could see derm for topical creams/ointments, or use Methotrexate or consider biologic therapy such as tnf inhibitors such enbrel (etanercept). See your doctor to see what you are a candidate for. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of face psoriasis?

How do I get rid of face psoriasis?

Psoriasis: If over the counter Hydrocortisone 1% cream doesn't work, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have psoriasis on your head and eczema on your face?

Is it possible to have psoriasis on your head and eczema on your face?

YES: Psoriasis cause is unknown, most often localized on the scalp, elbows, knees, etc. Eczema like contact dermatitis can set in the face if allergic to some cream. ...Read more

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I haven't been to the doctor, but I think I might have psoriasis. What are the major presenting symptoms?

I haven't been to the doctor, but I think I might have psoriasis. What are the major presenting symptoms?

Skin plaques: Patients with psoriasis will typically have thickened plaques with silvery scale, often on erythematous bases. Common locations are elbows, knees and certainly the trunk. Often patients will only have scalp psoriasis. A dermatologist will be able to help you with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to deal with facial moisturiser for psoriasis and oily skin! Help!?

How to deal with facial moisturiser for psoriasis and oily skin! Help!?

Different options: Typically you would think of using an over the counter product like Eucerin for patches of very dry skin such as psoriasis. Oily skin is a completely different condition and you would consider a "liquid cleanser" for oily skin around the nose area. If you are not certain that you have psoriasis (c pic) then seeing Dermatologist could really help you select the best therapy for a good complexion. ...Read more

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What is the most common symptom of psoriatic arthritis besides psoriasis?

What is the most common symptom of psoriatic arthritis besides psoriasis?

See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/psoriatic-arthritis/home/ovc-20233896 ...Read more

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How can I control psoriasis on my scalp. I am female and its pretty embarassing, I have it around my face 2?

How can I control psoriasis on my scalp. I am female and its pretty embarassing, I have it around my face 2?

See a dermatologist.: See a dermatologist and have the problem treated properly. Over-the-counter meds are generally ineffective. ...Read more

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How can I control psoriasis on my scalp. I am female and its pretty embarassing, I have it around my face 2?

How can I control psoriasis on my scalp. I am female and its pretty embarassing, I have it around my face 2?

See dermatologist: Because of involvement of the face as well as the scalp, I would urge seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can my psoriasis cause strange symptoms to appear on my foot?

Can my psoriasis cause strange symptoms to appear on my foot?

It might: Psoriasis can appear on the foot, cause deformities and destruction of the nail (s), and cause arthritis in some cases. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a mild case of psoriasis on several toenails without any skin symptoms?

Is it normal to have a mild case of psoriasis on several toenails without any skin symptoms?

Yes: With mild cases of psoriais, you can develop this in just the toenails as this makes the nails weaker and prone to a fungus infection. ...Read more

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Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Eczema possible: Sounds like eczema is possible as at this young age it tends to present on the face. Moisture rashes are common too. Psoriasis is very unlikely to appear at this age (maybe unheard of?). ...Read more

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Is there a good over-the-counter medication/ointment to help maintain/decrease the appearance and symptoms of plaque psoriasis?

Is there a good over-the-counter medication/ointment to help maintain/decrease the appearance and symptoms of plaque psoriasis?

Can try cortaid (hydrocortisone): Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease, which affects almost 15 million americans, and most have such minimal disease that they may not even know they have it. A few hundred thousand people have terrible disease with thick plaques on their scalp, hands, feet, and body, and even psoriatic arthritis, you can try some otc drugs, products, with urea, coal tar, and cortisone, but they may not work. ...Read more

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What are treatments I can use long term for psoriasis? I have psoriasis on my face and want to know what types of treatments are available long term that are not overly expensive.

Psoriasis: Psoriasis is a chronic condition but fortunately there are quite a few options to help. Read more about psoriasis treatments at the link below for various types of psoriasis. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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What can be done for psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis on the face?

What can be done for psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis on the face?

See dermatologist: See a dermatologist and find out. Over-the-counter therapies generally do not work. ...Read more

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Do topical steroids slow the increase in surface area of psoriasis spots or only treat the symptoms?

Topical steroids: Are VERY TEMPORARY and not in this day and age the way to treat psoriasis since they do NOT treat the disease ONLY the symptoms (defined areas of the rash)
There are a number of treatments which treat the whole body both "topical" (light therapy) and BIOLOGICAL systemic medications!
ope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Would thermage laser treatment for face be good for psoriasis?

Thermage not laser: Thermage is radio frequency and is intended for the deeper structures of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Therefore, I am not familiar with its use for psoriasis and would not recommend it. Did someone else suggest it would work? ...Read more