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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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What kinds of complications can occur with psoriasis?

What kinds of complications can occur with psoriasis?

Several kinds: There are several types of psoriasis. Complications of psoriasis depend on your specific type of psoriasis. Common complications of this chronic disorder include secondary skin infections, psoriatic arthritis & adverse reactions to treatment. Many persons become depressed and suffer from social isolation because of psoriasis. A great primary care physician & dermatologist can make the difference. ...Read more

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What health complications are associated with psoriasis

What health complications are associated with psoriasis

Heart dz, skin ca: Patients with psoriasis have a higher risk of developing skin cancers and cardiovascular disease. For this reason, it is recommended that those with psoriasis get general skin checks at least once yearly, and establish care with a primary care doctor to monitor cholesterol and be educated on heart disease prevention. ...Read more

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Aren't type II diabetes and psoriasis co-related?

Aren't type II diabetes and psoriasis co-related?

Likely: See http://www.Futurity.Org/health-medicine/strong-link-between-psoriasis-and-diabetes/ also one medicine for diabetes seems to help psoriasis- pioglitazone. ...Read more

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Does olux foam for psoriasis cause any long-term complications? Please, need some answers?

Does olux foam for psoriasis cause any long-term complications? Please, need some answers?

See details: Olux foam is a very potent topical corticosteroid with several significant risks. It can cause the same side effects as oral prednisone including diabetes, cataracts, infections, and others. It also can cause localized burning and skin dryness. ...Read more

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Is there some kind of connection between psoriasis and hair loss?

Is there some kind of connection between psoriasis and hair loss?

Scalp Psoriasis: If someone has moderate to severe scalp psoriasis there is a possibility that they may experience some hairloss or thinning. If the scalp psoriasis is treated, then the hair will usually regrow and thicken. Otherwise, there is little evidence to support a link between psoriasis and hairloss. ...Read more

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My 8 months daughter has got some type of skin allergy..cud it be psoriasis..her skin doc says it may be..my hubby too hav it.if s den vl it get cured?

My 8 months daughter has got some type of skin allergy..cud it be psoriasis..her skin doc says it may be..my hubby too hav it.if s den vl it get cured?

Be more specific: If the rash itches, it is more likely from atopic dermatitis but then I would expect that your skin doctor can give you a better idea. Psoriasis and atopic dermatitis occur at different sites. With AD more at the elbow crease and itchy, psoriasis more at the outside of the extremities. If uncertain, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Have scalp psoriasis, suddenly have round itchy bumps on upper arm kind of in a row. Is this psoriasis too?

Psoriasis: Possibly.. If you already have a diagnosis of psoriasis and depending on the type the presentation and body involvement. The image here shows an example of possibly what you are describing. F/u with dermatology for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more