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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What could be the cause of my recurrent toe infections? I do not have ingrown nails, no fungus, though I have pustular psoriasis on feet and hands.
There is a small patch on the right feet and it looks like psoriasis. Can i know the medicine to prevent it.
Psoriasis therapy: What you describe could be psoriasis. It could also be contact dermatitis, eczema or even a fungal infection. It deserves being evaluated by a dermatologist. In direct response to your question about prevention of psoriasis. It is difficult to prevent a chronic disease. Treatment is directed at controlling it rather than preventing it. ...Read more
My aunt suffers from psoriasis in her feet.She tried many things.Can you recommand a medication to end her daily struggle to standup or even walk?
I have mild psoriasis on my feet. It is containable but I have a strong urge to scratch and itch them. Any ideas to lesson the urge to scratch them?
PSORIASIS SCRACHING: You can use a steroid cream at the site which can be prescribed by your doctor or derdatologist.You can take a non sedating antihistamine that may help as well.But you need to use local cream to improve the rash and stop the itch urge, you can use this along with rocalterol or dovonex (calcipotriene) which are wid analogues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer