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How Does Psoriasis Affect The Integumentary System
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
Is there anything you can take by mouth to help with the situation of psoriasis i am dealing with this problem too much and i wonder if this is an immunological problem and how can i help my immune system to keep the psoriasis away and also if this has t
Otezla is oral: Otezla is a new oral medication for psoriasis. The main side effects in 10% of the cases include diarrhea and nausea. This can be bypassed if you start the medication slowly. First do 10mg per day, then 20 mg per day, then 30 mg per day off of one sample pack. The next sample pack you can do 30mg twice a day. ...Read more
I have had hives for 3 weeks. I thought it was a reaction to a new acne cream I had tried (benzoyl peroxide), but that would have to be out of my system by now. I have had psoriasis on my knees and elbows, but these hives seem to be exacerbating the psori
Simple hives: Agree. Simple hives can last weeks, months, years. Unfortunately by 3 weeks causes become difficult to know. Often immunologic hives from a virus go for a few weeks. If longer, or if bruises, joint pain, throat swelling, need consult. Check kidney, liver, autoimmune, chronic infection, even for cancer. Need a good sit down w/ allergist, dermatologist to confirm hives and test. ...Read more
Pneumonia: The integument is the skin and the mucous membranes. These structures are not affected as a primary focus of pneumonia, which is an inflammation of the lungs involving the air spaces (alveoli) and the tissues separating them (intraalveolar septi). Not entirely sure what you are asking beyond this. Please rephrase the question if I have not answered you satisfactorily. ...Read more
Bruising...: Hemophilia is a defect in your blood's ability to clot properly. If this coagulation system is not working well, as happens in hemophilia, a person can have excessive bleeding and bruising. The skin itself (part of the integumentary system) is fine, but hemophilia can manifest itself as large bruises under the skin and excessive bleeding from a cut in the skin. ...Read more
Largest organ: It is a waterproof covering, the first line of defense against infection, allows us the sense of touch, and it helps define our shape. ...Read more
See below: See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/1522803/.Get a more detailed answer ›
Weakness, numbness: The paralysis from spinal cord injury causes varying degrees of weakness and muscle loss (atrophy), depending on the severity of the injury. There may also be spasticity or tightness of the muscles, putting a person at risk of contractures (joint rigidity). Numbness from spinal cord injury places a person at risk of developing pressure sores-- pressure relief is paramount for prevention. ...Read more
Yes!: Uv and tar ( goekerman regimen) is very effective! uv itself works! ...Read more
See dermatologist: If you haven't seen a dermatologist, you should start there. If you have failed treatments your dermatologist has tried, then consider seeing a rheumatologist who can prescribe you a either low dose weekly Methotrexate and/or a tnf-inhibitor, like enbrel, remicade, (infliximab) or humira. Thes are great, highly effective drugs that can clear up psoriasis if given at sufficient doses. Good luck! ...Read more
Some help!: Much of pigmentation problems is not do directly to psoriasis, but scratching lesions and getting secondary low grade infections. This is self-excorriation, and may occur during sleep. A compbiantion h1 and h2 blocker can help with itching. If due to severe psoriasis or secondary infection, skin "lighteners" can help. Laser therapy is also an expensive option! improvement will occur with time! ...Read more
Was prescribed otezla today for my P! How safe and effective is it for Psoriasis?! Hoping it works since creams have not last 10 years!
See details: Studies suggest it is moderately effective. IMO there are other biologics which are more effective ...Read more
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
Psoriasis: There is no cure for psoriasis only control. There are topical medications such as clobex and vectical. There is phototherapy. And finally there are the systemics such as the biologics which include enbrel, humira, remicade, stelara, (ustekinumab) and others. See your dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more
Many options: Depends on severity and if you have joints involved. If mild, usually prescription topical cortisones are first line. If mod-severe then consider biological injections such as Enbrel (etanercept) or ultraviolet light. You need to see a derm that is known for psoriasis treatment. ...Read more
Truth: no cure: Psoriasis is a chronic dermatitis that can evolve or diminish over years. There is an autoimmune aspect that can involve a number of organs that can be more troublesome than the skin rash. Dermatologists and rheumatologists are specialized in treating this condition. See a doctor. ...Read more
Ebb and flow!: Psoriasis can come and go, or remain static. Since i look for psoriasis, 1/2 of my psoriatic patients do not know they have psoriasis before my exam! do they then have psoriasis? It previously was invisible to them! of course they do, but most have mild disease. Mild disease can become severe plaque psoriasis or psoriasis vulgaris. The new drugs can remit most patients with severe disease! ...Read more
Yes: People with psoriasis have a variety of health problems beyound the skin. Some of the skin can be very extensive and the fingernails can be involved. Also the nails can be involved but beyond that there is a type of arthritis call ed psoriatic arthritis and there can be 5 types. Beyond that there is risk for heart disease and even lymph nodes cancer such as lymphoma. ...Read more
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