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Can you get a tattoo if you have psoriasis?

Can you get a tattoo if you have psoriasis?

Yes: However, try to have the tattoo in an area of skin with little or no psoriatic involvement. ...Read more

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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I've had a tattoo for over a month now and my psoriasis has bursted out on it. Is there anyway I can get my tattoo to look smooth instead of dry/bumpy?

Dermatology: Please go see a dermatologist for evaluation of your psoriasis. He/she may consider some potent steroid or other treatment for your psoriasis. He/she may treat your tattoo appearance with laser and may even be able to erase it. Then, you may have to get your tattoo over again. ...Read more

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If I get psoriasis on a tattoo will steroid creams and the psoriasis itself mess up the tattoo permanently?

If I get psoriasis on a tattoo will steroid creams and the psoriasis itself mess up the tattoo permanently?

Usually not: I would not expect the psoriasis or treatment of it with creams to affect your tattoo. In fact, it might be best to treat the psoriasis aggressively so that it it doesn't become as inflamed and mess up your tattoo because of that. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis and I want a tattoo, can I do that?

I have psoriasis and I want a tattoo, can I do that?

Yes: But as you know, damage to the epidermis can trigger psoriatic reactions in those locations. Your dermatologist might better be able to answer this but it should be okay for you to do it although there are alternative reasons not to do this, just one of which is the psoriasis. ...Read more

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Can I put clobetasol.05% on a new tattoo (that has a minor psoriasis inflammation under it)? Or will it bleach the tattoo?

Can I put clobetasol.05% on a new tattoo (that has a minor psoriasis inflammation under it)? Or will it bleach the tattoo?

Yes: Although steroid may reduce the melanin on skin, tattoo contains pigments other than melanin. Thus it should have no effect on the ink. ...Read more

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How can you get psoriasis?

Inherited: Psoriasis is generally inherited, though there are also many sporatic cases. It is an immunological condition that causes skin to be thickened and inflamed. It is not curable. Treatment is generally to contain the disease. If localized, it is generally controlled by topical steroid and vitamin d derivative creams. ...Read more

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Can I get waxed if I have psoriasis?

Bad idea IMHO: If this is really psoriasis, any irritation is likely to make it worse. I understand that you'd like to be as attractive as possible, but natural hair is definitely nicer than inflamed scaly skin! Let it be. Until the rash is totally clear for some time, I'd allow the hair to stay. A Rx may help clear the outbreak - see a Dr for best treatment planning. ...Read more

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How to get rid of psoriasis completely?

How to get rid of psoriasis completely?

Varies on severity: Small patches may respond well to various potencies of steroid cream, vit. D-like drugs, or vit a-derived meds. Larger areas of involvement may require immunosuppressant therapy like Methotrexate or new immune-modulator drugs like infliximab, etanercept, etc. The latter drugs have many side effects and precautions; so you should be under the care of a specialist in those. ...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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Can psoriasis can get transfer to my sexual partner?

Psoriasis: Psoriasis is not infectious. It's quite common, so sometimes both partners have it. People can have another condition at the same time, including sexually transmitted diseases ...Read more

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What to do if I am 16 and I'm starting to get really bad psoriasis, its really bad on my scalp and its painfull.?

What to do if I am 16 and I'm starting to get really bad psoriasis, its really bad on my scalp and its painfull.?

Start with doctor: Start with your regular doctor looking at your scalp to see if it's currently infected - if it's really painful as you say, it likely is. Once you do that, then get an appointment made with a dermatologist. You need both short and long term care. They may even want to start some steroids to get things under control, and then an ongoing regimen of topical treatments to keep things that way. ...Read more

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How did you get psoriasis?

How did you get psoriasis?

Psoriasis: No one knows for sure. Most think it is an autoimmune disorder. It can be genetic and run In families as well. Treatment is fairly easy for the most part. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of psoriasis?

How do I get rid of psoriasis?

Can't: You can't get rid of psoriasis, only control it. Dermatologists have many options in treating psoriasis including topicals, uv light, immunosuppresants, corticosteroids and most recently, biologics. ...Read more

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Can I get psoriasis from airline seat?

No: Psoriasis is not a "catchable" condition. Most people are genetically pre-determined to develop psoriasis and there is a strong family prevqalence. You cannot develop psoriasis by contact with anything, including another person with psoriasis. ...Read more

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What is a good way to get rid of psoriasis?

No Cure: Psoriasis is unfortunately a non curable disease at the moment and long term therapy usually involves immunosurpressants (like steroids) with occasional serious side effects. Small areas are generally treated with creams and ointments. Until we have better treatments you will be stuck seeing your dermatologist from time to time. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of or decrease my psoriasis?

Psoriasis: New medications that block an inflammatory protein called tumor necrosis factor (tnf) are becoming the treatment of choice for psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis.These include:adalimumab (humira), Etanercept (enbrel), golimumab (simponi),
infliximab (remicade). ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of psoriasis for good?

We always try: You can discuss this with your dermatologist. There are many therapies both topically, orally or by injection. Some people have even thought to go gluten-free it can go away. There is no easy answer. You need to have a heart to heart discussion with your physician and dermatologist ...Read more

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How can I get rid of or at least lessen my psoriasis?

How can I get rid of or at least lessen my psoriasis?

Sun, medications: Sunshine helps but you have to be cautious because of risk of skin cancer. There are a variety of topical medications, topical corticosterids, vitamin d, local compounds that can help. There medications like methotrexate, biologics that are injected like etanercecept, adalimumab, golimumab and infused like Infliximab that can be used. You need a carefully screen for safety with these. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of psoriasis, especially before it spreads?

How can I get rid of psoriasis, especially before it spreads?

Control, not cure: There is as yet no cure for psoriasis, but we have lots of options for controlling it. "before it spreads" suggests that you only have it on localized areas, which means topical steroid creams and vitamin d derivatives may be all you need. If not, there are ultraviolet light treatments, oral drugs like soriatane, methotrexate, and cyclosporine, and biologic drugs like enbrel, humira, and stelara (ustekinumab). ...Read more

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Is if possible to develop psoriasis or eczema as you get older?

Is if possible to develop psoriasis or eczema as you get older?

Yes: Either of these skin conditions can develop at any time of life. Eczema occurs more often in people with other allergies like asthma and hayfever. Eczema may occur in infancy then resolve at school age and recur later in life. ...Read more

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My grandmother, father, and brother all have psoriasis, is it likely that I will get it too?

Maybe: It is more likely than the general population. 70 per cent of people with psoriasis have a family history of psoriasis. With multiple family members it is possible but not 100%. ...Read more

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I have developed psoriasis already and I'm afraid I will get hodgkin's disease from this. What are the risks involved?

See details: Whether there is an increased risk of lymphoma related to psoriasis remains very controversial. If there is an association, it is with the people with very severe skin involvement. The issue is further complicated by the fact that meds used to treat psoriasis may increase lymphoma risk. In any event, the risk is extremely low. You have much greater worries in life than this issue. ...Read more

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Does scalp plaque psoriasis get worse over time?

Psoriasis: While it depends on each person, psoriasis can be a lifelong condition. There are some things however that people do that can cause it to worsen: infection, stress, smoking, obesity, decreased exposure to uv light, and alcohol consumption. ...Read more

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Why is it so hard to get scalp plaque psoriasis diagnosed?

Why is it so hard to get scalp plaque psoriasis diagnosed?

I don't know why?: I find it easy to diagnose, because most pts have minimal psoriasis elsewhere. Plaque psoriasis is quite different from other scalp dermatites. But the scalp must be examined or it will not be found! ...Read more

Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more