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How Is Psoriasis Treated
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 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
32 male with psoriasis since 16 years. Treated with phototherapy sessions with high improvement. Want to buy uvb lamp at home. Is it effective?
May be: It might be effective. The intensity of the light may change over time and this would decrease the effectiveness. ...Read more
CAD, Diabetes, Rhuematoid Arthritis, sleep apnea, psoriasis...have had ED problems over 20 yrs. Too late to turn around ED? Others being treated.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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