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Doctor insights on: Is Guttate Psoriasis Worse Than Regular Psoriasis

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How to cure psoriasis?

How to cure psoriasis?

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, (infliximab) 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 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


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Is guttate psoriasis worse than regular psoriasis?

Guttate psoriasis: Guttate psoriasis is a sometimes fast spreading psoriasis which involves small lesions with a very fine scale. This can be associated with a strep throat which should be completed treatment to allow the treatment for psoriasis to work. ...Read more

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Does guttate psoriasis get worse before it gets better?

Does guttate psoriasis get worse before it gets better?

Yes and no!: Psoriasis like images is complex way to answer verity respective of treatment is important to realize that all diseases can do the same if psoriasis players does not miss shirley the fault of the therapy read it maybe the intrinsic response of the body to the disease however most the current medication the current medications available. ...Read more

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Guttate psoriasis in children, what to do?

Guttate psoriasis in children, what to do?

Monitor: I like to rule out a co-existing strep A infection as that is associated with the diagnosis. Otherwise you monitor the situation, Mild steroid creams are used to manage the lesions and if unresponsive, I send them to a dermatologist for additional workup and treatment ideas. Some will resolve in childhood while others will persist into adulthood. ...Read more

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Add on to last q, guttate psoriasis over 2 wks?

Add on to last q, guttate psoriasis over 2 wks?

Guttate psoriasis: Guttate psoriasis is thought to be activation of psoriasis due to a strep infection. It may last a long time. It can improve with anti-strep antibiotics and uv light treatments. Many times these treatments can put guttate psoriasis into remission. Other skin conditions can look like guttate psoriasis. Please see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to differentiate a guttate psoriasis and syphilis?

Biopsy & blood tests: Syphilis can generally be diagnosed with a blood test. Guttate psoriasis would require a biopsy and examination of the tissue by a pathologist for certain diagnosis. Presence of one does not exclude the other. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How many days for the guttate psoriasis rash to go away?

How many days for the guttate psoriasis rash to go away?

It might not: psoriasis rash doesnt necessarily go away without treatment. With steroid treatment, for example, the response varies. a few days would be a bit fast. a month would be long. but it goes away mostly if treatment is given. ...Read more