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Its there a non steroid cream for psoriasis that actually works?

Its there a non steroid cream for psoriasis that actually works?

A few options: The main non-steroidal topical rxs for psoriasis are dovonex and vectical, which are synthetic vitamin d analogues, and tazorac (tazarotene), a vitamin a analogue (aka retinoid). There are also two topical immunomodulators (aka calcineurin inhibitors) called Elidel and Protopic which are more commonly used to treat eczema. I share however your frustration with topical psoriasis therapy. ...Read more

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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Had using steroid cream for psoriasis ruined my skin?

Had using steroid cream for psoriasis ruined my skin?

Not enough info: What do you mean by ruined? If you believe there is a problem, see a dermatologist to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Went to gum clinic not an sti. said looks like it is eczema/ psoriasis. only responds to steroid cream but returns. what should i do next?

Went to gum clinic not an sti. said looks like it is eczema/ psoriasis.  only responds to steroid cream but returns. what should i do next?

Gum clinic?: Does that mean a dental clinic or is this a peculiar English term for something else? If the skin problem keeps on coming back, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is best long term non-steroidal creams for chronic psoriasis of the body and scalp?

What is best long term non-steroidal creams for chronic psoriasis of the body and scalp?

No such thing: Each medication has different effect on different individuals. If you want to discuss further shoot me an e-mail click this --> https://www.healthtap.com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more

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Please explain how do steroid creams help psoriasis?

See below: Steroids are anti-inflammatory. Psoriasis is a type of inflammatory condition of the skin. Steroids suppress the inflammation and thereby reduce the redness and scaling which characterize psoriasis. ...Read more

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If i get psoriasis on a tattoo will steroid creams and the psoriasis itself mess up the tattoo permanently?

If i get psoriasis on a tattoo will steroid creams and the psoriasis itself mess up the tattoo permanently?

Usually not: I would not expect the psoriasis or treatment of it with creams to affect your tattoo. In fact, it might be best to treat the psoriasis aggressively so that it it doesn't become as inflamed and mess up your tattoo because of that. ...Read more

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What causes vulva itch, & pain, cuts, perineum tearing & bleeding during sex? definitely not STD or yeast.Psoriasis steroid cream only helps with itch

What causes vulva itch, & pain, cuts, perineum tearing & bleeding during sex? definitely not STD or yeast.Psoriasis steroid cream only helps with itch

Many reasons: including allergy to semen, lubricants. latex etc. Allergy to semen occurs within minutes to hours whereas to lubricants and latex tend to occur 24-72 hours later. See GYN. (As for perineal tearing, may it be from too much vigor?) ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more