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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. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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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Living with Psoriasis (Checklist)

Keep your skin moist with lotions and creams
Daily
Ask if you're a candidate for UV light therapy
Once
Review your meds with your doctor to verify none are making it worse
Once
Liberally use sunscreen
Daily
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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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Living with Psoriasis (Checklist)

Manage the stress in your life
daily
Eliminate unnecessary drugs/toxins
daily
Eat an anti-inflammatory diet (greens and omega 3)
3x a day
Speak with a rheumatologist about new treatments
2x a year
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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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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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Managing Tennis Elbow (Checklist)

Remember to rest your elbow and arm
Daily
Take anti-inflammatories to address pain
Daily
Try physical therapy to help recovery
1 Hrs, Weekly for 14 days
Take breaks when using your elbow during activities
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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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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

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

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

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