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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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How is psoriasis treated?

How is psoriasis treated?

Anti-inflammatories: Modulating anti-inflammatory medications such as corticosteroids and coal tar. Light therapy is also helpful for dermal symptoms. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis attack your immune system or any other health concerns? If not treated

Vice versa: Psoriasis is most likely the result of an altered immune system and thus not the cause. It has been linked to other health issues including cardiac diseases. There is also psoriatic arthritis with joint destruction. So the answer is yes when the condition is not treated. ...Read more

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

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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Can vulvar psoriasis ever be treated? (so that pain and bleeding no longer occurs during sex)

Can vulvar psoriasis ever be treated? (so that pain and bleeding no longer occurs during sex)

Definitely treatable: Ouch! I am sorry you are having difficulty with this condition. Psoriasis is sometimes tricky to treat, but there are many options available. Please see a dermatologist who can help you get these symptoms under control so you can enjoy a full and comfortable life! ...Read more

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Can psoriasis inflamed in the genital area be treated? Its red hot. ... Worse after inter course.

Psoriasis: Skin lesion prefer other areas like knees, elbows, buttocks, scalp etc. The fact that it sounds concentrated to groin and it burns so much, may suggest fungal infection. Have doc take a look. ...Read more

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CAD, Diabetes, Rhuematoid Arthritis, sleep apnea, psoriasis...have had ED problems over 20 yrs. Too late to turn around ED? Others being treated.

CAD, Diabetes, Rhuematoid Arthritis, sleep apnea, psoriasis...have had ED problems over 20 yrs. Too late to turn around ED? Others being treated.

Not too late: Having ED problems for years does not preclude getting effective treatment. Your doctor can help you and will explain the available options. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis and medi-cal won't even let me see a dermatologist. Is there a loop hole to that I don't know about? Because I'm on medi-cal is there a free clinic somewhere that I can be treated for this? If I can't be seen by a doctor are there any hom

In the meanwhile. ..: While you are trying to see a dermatologist, is there a reason that your primary can't start you on some sort of therapy, at least topically? Have you already tried topical therapy, like corticosteroids? I can understand how a primary care doctors may be less interested to prescribe phototherapy, oral therapy and/or biologics. Milder forms of psoriasis can be treated topically. Good luck ...Read more

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I am male 24. I have psoriasis from 5 years...its on my ear, moustache, chin, nose and head. I consulted many doc but still not treated what should I do?

Second opinion?: Perhaps another doctor or dermatologist can chime in on your diagnosis of psoriasis? This way you will hopefully get the treatment you feel is necessary. Good luck ...Read more

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I have a itchy, flaky "rash" on the outside of my ankle (for years-treated for psoriasis).& now my lower leg & foot are swollen.& my leg aches.

I have a itchy, flaky "rash" on the outside of my ankle (for years-treated for psoriasis).& now my lower leg & foot are swollen.& my leg aches.

Psoriatic arthritis: Sorry to hear. There could be many things related or unrelated to your psoriasis. One related cause could be psoriatic arthritic at those joints. However, that inflammatory arthritis is better diagnosed by your rheumatologist. If you don't have one, may be wise to have your medical history, symptoms listed, and get a blood test with diagnostic imaging. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is psoriasis?

Skin condition: Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition probably on an autoimmune basis. ...Read more

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What causes psoriasis?

What causes psoriasis?

Inherited: Psoriasis is an inherited inflammatory condition that waxes and wanes. Treatment is generally directed towards control of symptomatic flares. Although no cure, there are many treatment options to help you stay reasonably clear. These include topical steroids, vitamin d derivatives, oral medications, phototherapy and biologics. Your doctor will recommend treatment based on the extent of disease. ...Read more

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How to cure psoriasis?

How to cure psoriasis?

Sorry but you don't: Sorry but we don't currently have a cure for psoriasis. We can offer various treatments to help you get the symptoms under control but that's not the same as curing you of this condition. Check out https://www. Psoriasis. Org/ and http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/psoriasis/ds00193 for more info on this condition. Then chat w/your dermatologist about what's right for you. ...Read more

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How to cure psoriasis?

No cure exists: And probably will not in our lifetimes. There are many ways to manage it with medications, including the new biotech stuff. ...Read more

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Is all psoriasis alike?

Is all psoriasis alike?

Psoriasis alike: Psoriasis can be mild or severe; it can affect only one part of the skin; it can affect the nails; it can aggect the genital; it can affect the mucous membranes. It can affect the scalp. It can itch; it can burn. It truly id a heartbreak. ...Read more

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Does psoriasis go away?

Does psoriasis go away?

YES, remission: Remission of psoriasis is possible but usually depends upon the severity : so the more severe cases may be less likely to resolve completely but may improve over time. It is best to see a dermatologist and follow their treatment plan. ...Read more