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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)

Psoriasis is 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?

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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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 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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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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