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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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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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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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Psoriasis on elbows/knees. Will this get worse if untreated?

Psoriasis on elbows/knees. Will this get worse if untreated?

Not necessarily: Psoriasis can remain very localized and not spread in many cases. ...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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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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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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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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