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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, 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 2 more doctor answers
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
Was on humira weekly&psoriasis came back. Now on enbrel&25mg methotraxte.Do u think psorias will clear?Y did humira stop working?Stress overpower it?
Both work: It's your these medicines are effective. The reason medication stop working may depend on many factors. Sometimes the body develops resistance to a medication that is working fine. The resistance can occur because of antibodies against the drug. It can also occur because the mechanism of the disease of the illness can change differently at the molecular level. You doctor can better answer this. ...Read more
Well enough: Humira targets the tumor necrosis factor (tnf) which is involved in inflammation and immune response. However when there is too much, the target may get damaged. Psoriasis involving mainly the skin, phototherapy may be helpful. But for arthritis, Humira (and other tnf inhibitors) is a good option. They all have similar side effects- the risk of severe infection. Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife uses humira to treat her psoriasis but it costs $1700/month. Is there a cheaper alternative?
I was on a humira dose of every 2 weeks but psoriasis flared up a lot recently after a few years of remission. I'm on humira weekly now. Is that ok?
Humira every 2 weeks stopped working&got a bad psoriasis flare-up...Now on humira weekly w/15mg methotrexate but still have bad psoriasis.U recommend?
Psoriasis: While Humira is an excellent therapy for severe psoriasis, there are times when it stops working. Another option for you may be stelara which is also an injectable treatment which works a little differently than does Humira and is extremely effective in many patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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