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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 psoriasis more prevalent in men or women or any ethnic group?

Is psoriasis more prevalent in men or women or any ethnic group?

Psoriasis Men Women: Men and women are equally affected. However, it's rare for a man to develop it on the back of the scalp. ...Read more

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How can I control psoriasis on my scalp.i am female and its pretty embarassing,i have it around my face 2?

How can I control psoriasis on my scalp.i am female and its pretty embarassing,i have it around my face 2?

See a dermatologist.: See a dermatologist and have the problem treated properly. Over-the-counter meds are generally ineffective. ...Read more

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How can I control psoriasis on my scalp.I am female and its pretty embarassing, I have it around my face 2?

How can I control psoriasis on my scalp.I am female and its pretty embarassing, I have it around my face 2?

See dermatologist: Because of involvement of the face as well as the scalp, I would urge seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for scalp psoriasis for a 65 year old women?

What is the best medicine for scalp psoriasis for a 65 year old women?

Many : good options, typically steroid base, but if affecting other body areas with or without inflammatory arthritis you may benefit better from small molecule or biologic therapies. ...Read more

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My doctor won't prescribe soriatane (acitretin) because I am female and of child bearing age. I need something stronger for my psoriasis should I seek 2nd opinion?

My doctor won't prescribe soriatane (acitretin) because I am female and of child bearing age. I need something stronger for my psoriasis should I seek 2nd opinion?

Biologics: Biologic drugs, or "biologics, " are a relatively new class of treatment for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis treatments. They are given by injection or intravenous (IV) infusion. Biologics include: enbrel, humira, stelara, (ustekinumab) Remicade and others. Biologics are more effective at treating psoriasis than soriatane. ...Read more

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Hi, I am a 26 yr old female and have severe psoriasis. I want breast enlargement and wanted to know if I am able to have this operation?

Yes, but ...: It is possible that the stress of surgery may cause a flare in your psoriasis. Also, be sure to discuss all medications that you are on with your plastic surgeon as some immune modulating drugs may make you more susceptable to infection. Be sure that your dermatologist or rheumatologist is also involved in your perioperative care. Feel free to email me if you have more questions. ...Read more

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Boyfriend is 25,has a rash on the head of his penis for over a year.Had contact with HPV with a previous woman yet rash looks like psoriasis maybe?

Boyfriend is 25,has a rash on the head of his penis for over a year.Had contact with HPV with a previous woman yet rash looks like psoriasis maybe?

Exam needed: No exam, no sex without condoms. Period. Advise consult with dermatology if possible. If not, consider Urology or Family Practice. May be easily treatable with a topical med, but until you have a solid diagnosis, treatment options are limited. ...Read more

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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

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Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more