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Doctor insights on: Guttate Psoriasis Prognosis

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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)

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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Guttate psoriasis in children, what to do?

Guttate psoriasis in children, what to do?

Monitor: I like to rule out a co-existing strep A infection as that is associated with the diagnosis. Otherwise you monitor the situation, Mild steroid creams are used to manage the lesions and if unresponsive, I send them to a dermatologist for additional workup and treatment ideas. Some will resolve in childhood while others will persist into adulthood. ...Read more

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Add on to last q, guttate psoriasis over 2 wks?

Add on to last q, guttate psoriasis over 2 wks?

Guttate psoriasis: Guttate psoriasis is thought to be activation of psoriasis due to a strep infection. It may last a long time. It can improve with anti-strep antibiotics and uv light treatments. Many times these treatments can put guttate psoriasis into remission. Other skin conditions can look like guttate psoriasis. Please see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is guttate psoriasis worse than regular psoriasis?

Guttate psoriasis: Guttate psoriasis is a sometimes fast spreading psoriasis which involves small lesions with a very fine scale. This can be associated with a strep throat which should be completed treatment to allow the treatment for psoriasis to work. ...Read more

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Does guttate psoriasis get worse before it gets better?

Does guttate psoriasis get worse before it gets better?

Yes and no!: Psoriasis like images is complex way to answer verity respective of treatment is important to realize that all diseases can do the same if psoriasis players does not miss shirley the fault of the therapy read it maybe the intrinsic response of the body to the disease however most the current medication the current medications available. ...Read more

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How to differentiate a guttate psoriasis and syphilis?

How to differentiate a guttate psoriasis and syphilis?

Biopsy & blood tests: Syphilis can generally be diagnosed with a blood test. Guttate psoriasis would require a biopsy and examination of the tissue by a pathologist for certain diagnosis. Presence of one does not exclude the other. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How many days for the guttate psoriasis rash to go away?

How many days for the guttate psoriasis rash to go away?

It might not: psoriasis rash doesnt necessarily go away without treatment. With steroid treatment, for example, the response varies. a few days would be a bit fast. a month would be long. but it goes away mostly if treatment is given. ...Read more

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For the treatment of psoriasis,are any of the systemic medications available for use with guttate psoriasis in an adult?

Guttate psoriasis: Janet: guttate psoriasis can come on due to infections like streptococcal infections, or medications like beta blockers (blood pressure med); so be sure not secondary to infections/ drugs. Treatment usually topical (can be difficult with many spots!); UVB or PUVA light treatment can be effective. Medications like methotrexate are also effective in severe cases. Work with your Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can guttate psoriasis also appear on the palm?

Can guttate psoriasis also appear on the palm?

Not commonly: It mostly affects back, torso and abdomen mostly, Most psoriasis lesion/rash/plaques does not involve with hands. If hands were involve is mostly with dorsal skin of hands then Palm. But I rarely see any guttate psoriasis with hand involvement; mostly with pustular psoriasis or psoriasis vulgaris. ...Read more

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I have hypopigmentation spots all over after my guttate psoriasis went away. Will the spots fade away and is there any way to fasten the process?

I have hypopigmentation spots all over after my guttate psoriasis went away. Will the spots fade away and is there any way to fasten the process?

The light spots: in my experience is treatable with certain regimens. Please check with the dermatologist who treated you. Do you have HYPERpigmentation (dark spots)? ...Read more

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I have a guttate psoriasis. How long this takes to clean up? Which one cream is the best for this skin problem? I need to live with this forever?? :(

I have a guttate psoriasis. How long this takes to clean up? Which one cream is the best for this skin problem?
I need to live with this forever?? :(

See details: It is treatable but not curable. You need to be under the care of a dermatologist. Topical agents are often not effective enough. ...Read more

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How effective is uvb treatment on guttate psoriasis and after treatment does it usually come back?

How effective is uvb treatment on guttate psoriasis and after treatment does it usually come back?

Treatment of Choice: Guttate psoriasis is sometimes associated with strep throat infection and most dermatologists will treat you for that when you are first diagnosed with guttate psoriasis. However, narrow band uvb is the treatement of choice for this type of psoriasis. Topical & systemic treatments are available. After it clears, it can come back but everyone is different. See a dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more