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How Long Would It Take For Hair To Grow Back After Treatment For Psoriasis
Hair: Psorasis treatment should not remove or affect hair growth. ...Read more
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
100% covered with psoriasis head to toe, we use a 60gram tube of clobetasol. On just one treatment what else can we use that would last longer. HelpP?
My husband has a rash on his head that looks like psoriasis what is the treatment for this please (it's been bleeding) thank you?
What is the best treatment for psoriasis? Mainly in the head. And other parts of the body like elbow and knees
See doctor: You may need to consult a rheumatologist if you suffer from joint symptoms. For psoriasis involving mainly the skin, a dermatologist would be your best bet. There is no one best treatment for all psoriasis sufferers and thus only your own doctor can tell you about the "best treatment" for you. ...Read more
See Dermatologist: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that may, among other areas, affect the scalp region. Depending on the severity of the psoriasis in general, and scalp psoriasis in particular, a dermatologist may use topical steroids and/or systemic therapy with medications such a Methotrexate or newer generation of medications generally referred as "biologics.". ...Read more
While I know that excimer lasers are used for psoriasis, are low level laser treatments done outpatient for hair loss effective for psoriasis?
Yes.: Radiation or chemotherapy drugs are toxic to cells that are rapidly dividing. This means they specifically target cancer cells, but they also kill healthy cells that grow quickly. This includes hair cells (causing baldness/alopecia) and stomach cells (causing nausea or mucositis). Once the chemo or radiation is stopped, the side effects go away and hair should grow back. ...Read more
Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogaine is a hair loss treatment that contains the active ingredient minoxidil. Minoxidil is fda-approved and the only ingredient proven to grow hair. Rogaine was first introduced in the 1980's to treat high blood pressure. While researching the effectiveness of rogaine, hair growth was discovered in patients. ...Read more
I have lost nearly all my body hair & most on head due to low t while taking methadone long term. Will the hair grow back with t treatment?
During light therapy for psoriasis, how many minutes does each session take. How long will I be under the uv lamp each time?
That depends: The duration of treatment for ultraviolet phototherapy depends on several factors including your skin type (how light or dark you are), the type of ultraviolet unit being used, the age of the bulbs, etc. The actual dosage of light in millijoules is a more accurate measure than the time which varies from unit to unit. The dose is gradually increased as your skin acclimates to the uv light. ...Read more
I have psoriasis on my head and each medicine I take helps a lot (xamiol/elocom), but once I stop, the prosiasis comes back in days, how do I stop it?
Psoriasis: Usually the foam is applied twice daily for a 2-week course. Best way to use is to shower first and then apply to the scalp afterwards. Goal is to keep it on as long as possible. ...Read more
Read the directions: As long as the directions say to. ...Read more
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
How long is it safe to use daily fluocinonide for psoriasis? When should another treatment be considered?
Short period of time: If it is used long time can suppresses hypotalamic-pituitary-adrenal axes. Usually used for 2 weeks if nor response or inadequate response other treatment are considered such as light therapy. ...Read more
Starting Cicloporine for plaque psoriasis 30% covered. After treatment will my condition come back worse after a few weeks/months? I'm very nervous
Communicate with you: Assuming you have a dermatologist, you need detailed communication. Typically you would transition to another treatment for long-term management. No, it will not rebound worse. Cyclosporine may get you off a crisis. But you may need only cream after a few months. Or you could go to methotrexate or Humira (adalimumab) or a number of others. Arthritis???? ...Read more
I have long hair and would like to know how to apply fluocinonide to my scalp to help my psoriasis?
Need a foam: If able get a foam form of the medication it will work better ...Read more
It depends: The major goal is adequate control of the skin involvement. The safest meds are the topical creams but these are really only effective for localized disease. Phototherapy is also fairly safe. Methotrexate has some greater risk but can be very effective if other agents are not. Finally, tnf agent carry greater risk but are extremely effective for moderate to severe disease. ...Read more
Narrow band uvb: Narrow band uvb can be done at home for protozoa. Units will cost at least 1, ooo for a 6 foot unit and more if it folds. Treatments are several times a week with increasing exposure. Units requires prescription and the time exposures planned by your dermatologist. See national biologic, for available models. Expect 20 treatments for clearing with2-3 sessions per week for maintenance. ...Read more
Varies on severity: Small patches may respond well to various potencies of steroid cream, vit. D-like drugs, or vit a-derived meds. Larger areas of involvement may require immunosuppressant therapy like Methotrexate or new immune-modulator drugs like infliximab, etanercept, etc. The latter drugs have many side effects and precautions; so you should be under the care of a specialist in those. ...Read more
What are the side effects of uvb rays for psoriasis and laser treatment? And if this treatment is once done is there any chnace will it get back.
RAY OF LIGHT: Uvb therapy for psoriasis is fairly safe. As long as person is not overexposed, the risk of solar damage and skin cancer is minimal. Often patients need a series of treatments to get benefit. When treatment stops, the psoriasis can and often comes back. I'm not aware of laser therapy for psoriasis. ...Read more
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