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I have a rash on my elbow. I think it is psoriasis. What should I do?

I have a rash on my elbow. I think it is psoriasis. What should I do?

See a dermatologist: Psoriasis affects men and women equally and has a bimodal age distribution (peaks between ages 20 to 30 years and again between the ages of 50 to 60). Best thing to do is to see a dermatologist to have an accurate diagnosis and then get appropriate treatment. ...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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My 8th mnt daughter has skin rashes on head,elbows,knee,bumps,cheeks,neck,arm.her dad has psoriasis..cud it be d same n is it serious?using cetaphil.

My 8th mnt daughter has skin rashes on head,elbows,knee,bumps,cheeks,neck,arm.her dad has psoriasis..cud it be d same n is it serious?using cetaphil.

Itchy?: At this young age, I would be more suspicious of eczema (atopic dermatitis) which may be linked to food allergies as well as airborne allergens. If these rash itch, then eczema is more likely. If you are using Cetaphil lotion, be sure to use it regularly and apply it within 3 mins after bathing. Talk to your pediatrician. A discussion of eczema can be found elsewhere. ...Read more

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Psoriasis = blotchy rash on the elbow?

Psoriasis = blotchy rash on the elbow?

Psoriasis: Psoriasis on the elbow is usually a thickened, silvery scaled plaque that may have a reddish base. Blotchy rashes are not usually psoriasis. ...Read more

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Negative for ra- dr suspects pa due to occasional rash on elbows..Rash hasn't appeared for several mths..Is there any other was to diagnose psoriasis?

Negative for ra- dr suspects pa due to occasional rash on elbows..Rash hasn't appeared for several mths..Is there any other was to diagnose psoriasis?

Skin biobsy ,Flake: There are no lab tests or blood tests available to confirm or deny the presence of psoriasis. Instead, a doctor must examine the skin and nails closely, sometimes analyzing dry skin under a microscope.Your doctor may take a small sample of skin (biopsy) that's examined under a microscope to determine the exact type of psoriasis and to rule out other disorders. ...Read more

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I have a dry cough for decades now. Also, I have a rash on my elbows and genital lesions next to my testicles. Is it possible to be psoriasis?

I have a dry cough for decades now. Also, I have a rash on my elbows and genital lesions next to my testicles. Is it possible to be psoriasis?

Rash could be: Cough uncertain relationship if this is psoriasis. The distribution and type of rash needs to be confirmed by a dermatologist. The long term cough also needs evaluation. If the rash is not psoriasis it may be related to the cough. ...Read more

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Biopsy petechiae right arm: spongiotic psoriasiform dermatitis w/purpura. Drug eruption in a pt. W/underlying psoriasis or eruptive psoriasis exacerbated by a drug. What does this mean? Drug allergy?

Biopsy petechiae right arm: spongiotic psoriasiform dermatitis w/purpura. Drug eruption in a pt. W/underlying psoriasis or eruptive psoriasis exacerbated by a drug. What does this mean? Drug allergy?

See your doctor: This is what is called a "descriptive" path report. In these cases we construct a list of conditions that can produce this type of reaction pattern then try to narrow it down if possible. In these cases a good solid history needs to be taken to identify any possible cause (drug or other). I am afraid this can be a challenging process and sometimes we do not find the actual diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm only 19, and i think I have psoriasis on my elbow, what to do?

I'm only 19, and i think I have psoriasis on my elbow, what to do?

Psoriasis in teens: Try an otc moisturizer cream with 1% Hydrocortisone cream 2x/day. If no improvement see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis any cutting edge miracles on the horizon? I have plaque psoriais on elbows & ankles.Medicine just isn't working anymore. Anything new out there or alternative to help?

I have psoriasis any cutting edge miracles on the horizon? I have plaque psoriais on elbows & ankles.Medicine just isn't working anymore. Anything new out there or alternative to help?

There is always: Something new. To find cutting edge medicine, contact an academic medical center. They usually have trials with the latest medications. Here, in new york, i had 2 patients go for psoriasis. Both with bad cases, both were entered into trials and both are very happy with their treatments. I am sure, each state likely has such programs. ...Read more

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Can my pain in sacroilica joints depend on my psoriasis on my elbows?

Can my pain in sacroilica joints depend on my psoriasis on my elbows?

Psoriatic arthritis!: There is some correlation between cutaneous activity of psoriasis and the severity and/or lieklyhood of arthritis in general. Sacroliitis is a major feature of some types of psoriatic arthritis! see someone in rheumatology to best manage your problem! ...Read more

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Hi I have been suffering from psoriasis on my elbows and knees but am wondering wether this is psoriasis or something else.

Hi I have been suffering from psoriasis on my elbows and knees but am wondering wether this is psoriasis or something else.

Psoriasis: Psoriais does occur on elbows and knees, so your rash would be consistent with that diagnosis and a trained clinician could make the diagnosis with excellent accuracy. .A biopsy would provide a definitive answer. ...Read more

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I have a lot of pain in my right knee and both elbows and I also have severe psoriasis what could be the problem?

Call doctor: Psoriasis can be associated with severe arthritis but it is impossible to tell whether yours is caused by psoriasis or not , Better to consult your doc and get examined. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis on my elbows, etc .But i've been dealing with a red irritated dry flaky and itchy face. Been using witchhazel & caster oil..What 2do?

I have psoriasis on my elbows, etc .But i've been dealing with a red irritated dry flaky and itchy face. Been using witchhazel & caster oil..What 2do?

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

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Black elbows due to psoriasis, very rough, both elbows, what can I do to rectify?

Psoriasis: Seeing your dermatologist would be good. But you need to lotion, without scrubbing, as often as you can. You can also compound lotions with topical corticosteroids to be applied multiple times per day but you must seek this advice from your treating dermatologist. ...Read more

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1 elbow became dry&red.No itching.Could it be sudden onset of psoriasis?No family history of psoriasis.

1 elbow became dry&red.No itching.Could it be sudden onset of psoriasis?No family history of psoriasis.

Moisturizer: This may just be from dry skin. Apply a medium thickness moisturizer to the areas <3 minutes after bathing and see if this helps. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for psoriasis? Mainly in the head.. and other parts of the body like elbow and knees

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

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I have psoriasis. Recently I have been getting fatigue and discomfort in my left elbow ? There is no inflammation or swelling, could it be arthritis?

I have psoriasis. Recently I have been getting fatigue and discomfort in my left elbow ? There is no inflammation or swelling, could it be arthritis?

Could be: A third or more of people with the skin disease also develop joint inflammation, but this is usually accompanied by swelling. Of your doctor does think this is psoriatic arthritis, many treatments are available. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more