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I Have A Rash On My Elbow I Think It Is Psoriasis What Should I Do
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
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
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
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?
Wife has some sort of arm skin rash (dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, other), but says it doesn't itch. What can it be and how would you treat it?
See details: It is impossible to answer without seeing the rash. Have a dermatologist evaluate it if there is concern. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
1 elbow became dry&red. No itching. Could it be sudden onset of psoriasis? No family history of psoriasis.
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
Is elbow psoriasis contagious? I'm worried about resting my right affected elbow on surfaces (tables, etc.) as I fear I might spread bacteria on it.
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 on my hands & elbows and fungus on my big toes. I believe this is related and an autoimmune issue. Besides creams, what r my options?
Psoriasis...: ...indeed is an autoimmune disorder. Psoriasis is a complex disease that requires professional care by an expert, usually a dermatologist. There are several helpful treatments, including creams, oral medications, and injections of immune-modifying drugs. Don't try to treat it on your own. If you don't have a dermatologist, ask your PCP to refer you to one. Good luck. ...Read more
It started with hives then turned into psoriasis like lesions, on my knees and elbows. Some say psoriasis some say scabies. Family doesn't have lesions?
36 year old healthy female. Have had gutate psoriasis for 25 years. Starting to get back and joint pain (elbows, knees), stuff in the morning. Could these be related? Shall I see a Dr. Or is this me getting old?
See a dermatologist: Guttate psoriasis usually clears in a few WEEKS. Do you have plaque psoriasis or erythrodermic psoriasis or pustular psoriasis? Do you have psoriasis??? You may have psoriatic arthritis. Do you have nail changes? Clearly you need a dermatologist or a rheumatologist. ...Read more
What would cause my psoriasis to change from being on knees and elbows to my feet and hands only. Also I was diagnosed with psoriactic arthritis?
Blistering bumps covering my face, elbows, forearms, scalp, and pelvic region. Along with the back of the neck. Plaque psoriasis? Press help.
Mild Psoriasis sufferer, chronic pain right forarm & elbow. Blood tests 80 titre ana, positive anticentromere. Psoriatic arthritis or scleroderma?
Occam's Razor: The simplest explanation is most the likely one. Usually Systemic Sclerosis and/or limited Scleroderma is not characterized by arthritis like you describe. The typical biomarker is anti Scl-70 (anti-topoisomerase). Symptoms have to be put into a broader context and be characterized beyond elbow and forearm pain. This one you should see a rheumatologist about. Dermatology would be useful as well. ...Read more
I have non itchy, red bumps on my elbows, knuckles, knees, and thighs. Not allergy or psoriasis. Had a fever last week don't know if it's related. What could it be?
Viral rash: Many viruses can cause a rash in addition to other symptoms such as fever and cough. Many of these rashes are not specific or characteristic enough to identify the virus. The viral rash itself is not usually serious. But it is very important to make sure the rash is not part of a serious infection such a meningococcal infection. If you have any concerns then contact your doctor immediately. ...Read more
I have had hives for 3 weeks. I thought it was a reaction to a new acne cream I had tried (benzoyl peroxide), but that would have to be out of my system by now. I have had psoriasis on my knees and elbows, but these hives seem to be exacerbating the psori
Simple hives: Agree. Simple hives can last weeks, months, years. Unfortunately by 3 weeks causes become difficult to know. Often immunologic hives from a virus go for a few weeks. If longer, or if bruises, joint pain, throat swelling, need consult. Check kidney, liver, autoimmune, chronic infection, even for cancer. Need a good sit down w/ allergist, dermatologist to confirm hives and test. ...Read more
-psoriasis on elbows/knees -recently used apple cider vinegar (orally) & olive oil/acv baths -now many bright red spots on thighs and lower leg -help!
They are.: And most liekly respond to the same systemic treatment. Thought by many to be two diseases, they share the same genetically prone hla markers. ...Read more
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