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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 (pimecrolimus) 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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Hello, I think I have psoriasis, Tried everything but nothing expect steroid cream while using helps. I want most natural product to help me with this?

Hello, I think I have psoriasis, Tried everything but nothing expect steroid cream while using helps. I want most natural product to help me with this?

Good luck: Topical steroids of varying strengths & topical vitamen D can help mild psoriasis. Moderate to severe psoriasis &/or psoriatic arthritis can be significantly improved & cleared with biologics. As 'natural' treatment you can stop smoking & drinking alcohol (if you do either) But first you need a correct diagnosis ...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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I have a patch on the back of my leg. I have tried antifungal and steroid cream, but it will not leave. It doesn't look like eczema or scoriasis.

I have a patch on the back of my leg. I have tried antifungal and steroid cream, but it will not leave. It doesn't look like eczema or scoriasis.

See a dermatologist: I have a patch of bushes in a corner of my yard. Can you tell me what they are? No. So no-one can even guess what is on your leg until they can see it or at least get a description. Any therapy depends on what it is, and on what it is not. ...Read more

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

Psoriasis creams: Don't forget the value of moisturisers in soothing itchy dry skin. In many with mild psoriasis, it's all they need. Best to see a dermatologist to discuss the options for prescribed medications ...Read more

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Please explain how do steroid creams help psoriasis?

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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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

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