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Best treatment for psoriasis?

Best treatment for psoriasis?

Many Options: Psoriasis is a complex disease with a wide range of presentations and severity. Treatments must be tailored to the individual patient according to their disease severity, coexisting medical problems (other health problems, if any), and ability to comply with the treatment. The best treatment for you is out there, but you must see a dermatologist who will tailor the treatment specifically for you. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

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 treatment for psoriasis?

What treatment for psoriasis?

There are many...: ...From topical steroids to vitamin d derivatives to ultraviolet light to methotrexate, cyclosporine, the biologic drugs, and many other options. A lot depends on severity, the areas involved, and how you feel about it. See a dermatologist and get a good evaluation and treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. ...Read more

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Treatment for erythemanodosum?

Treatment for erythemanodosum?

Sski: Treatment is super saturated potassium iodide by mouth. However, at the same time doctor needs to look for underlying cause such as drug reaction, infection with strep, TB etc, or rarely a lymphoproliferative disorder. ...Read more

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What is the latest treatment for vitilligo?

Vitiligo: Psoralen with ultraviolet a light under the care and direction of a dermatologist with expertise in this area may be helpful in some cases. ...Read more

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Any treatment for baldness?

Any treatment for baldness?

Family practice : You may go to a hair specialist. Determine what treatment is best for you. Rogaine (minoxidil) , Proscar , lazer or even hair transplant are different options. ...Read more

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Best home treatment for vitiligo?

Best home treatment for vitiligo?

Limited: Oral vitamins including b complex, vitamin c and Folic Acid along with ginkgo biloba are sometimes helpful in repigmentation skin. However localized vitiligo is best treated with phototherapy such as narrow band uvb. There are home units available by prescription form a dermatologist if multiple office visits is not practical. ...Read more

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Is humira (adalimumab) an effective treatment for psoriasis?

Is humira (adalimumab) an effective treatment for psoriasis?

Yes: Humira (adalimumab) is one of our tnf inhibitors and it is a potent medication. It can quite helpful for psoriasis. You and your physician need to discuss the risks and benefits of the drug versus how bad your psoriasis is. ...Read more

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Treatment for dermographism?

Treatment for  dermographism?

Write on skin: Dermatograhism is a fairly common annoying problem where miniimal trauma to the skin causes a localized hive eruption (literally write on the skin). It is caused by localized release of histamine from skin mast cells. Histamine then causing the localized "triple response of lewis", itching, redness, and swelling. It occurs and disappears rapidly. Antihistamines can lessen symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for nail psoriasis?

Is there any treatment for nail psoriasis?

Yes: The best treatment is to discontinue tobacco use as that makes psoriasis worse. Biologics such as enbrel, humira, strattera (atomoxetine) can be very effective. ...Read more

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What is good over-the-counter treatment for psoriasis?

What is good over-the-counter treatment for psoriasis?

No such animal.: Unless you have very, very mild psoriasis - which might respond to Hydrocortisone cream - nothing available over the counter in the us is going to make much of a dent in your psoriasis. Sorry, but i've been doing this for 30 years and have yet to see an otc product work, other than skin cap, which turned out to have an illegal steroid in it. See a dermatologist; don't waste money on otc treatments. ...Read more

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What're current treatments for dermatomyositis?

What're current treatments for dermatomyositis?

A variety: There can be many depending on the manifestations: corticosteriods are the most common, methotrexate, other cytotoxic drugs, biologics, intravenous gammaglobulin and most recently acthargel (acth) injections. These are used in concert with physical therapy, assistive devices like canes and walkers. Specific therapy will depend on your type of dermatomyositis and your manifestations. ...Read more

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What is the latest development for better treatment and possible cure for copd?

What is the latest development for better treatment and possible cure for copd?

No cure: There is no cure for COPD, There are several things one can do to alleviate symptoms. In general the list is: 1) smoking cessation 2) Supplemental Oxygen in more severe disease 3) inhaled medications: there are multiple options, inhaled steroids, bronchodilators etc 4) pulmonary rehabilitation ( controlled exercise) 5) vaccinations for pneumonia and the flu. Discuss details with your doctor ...Read more

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Ayurvedic treatment for gout?

Ayurvedic treatment for gout?

Healthy diet: Vegetables especially celery are key parts of the diet. Also, fruits, nuts, and berries are beneficial. Avoid red meats, shellfish, and restrict dairy. Lifestyles changes such as exercise and reducing obesity are also important. Smoking and alcohol are forbidden. ...Read more

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Which has the best treatment options for psoriasis: ayurveda, alopathy , homeopathy?

Which has the best treatment options for psoriasis: ayurveda, alopathy , homeopathy?

Homeopathy: Although some of my colleagues consider this unscientific, there are studies using homeopathy with people suffering from psoriasis. And these studies are positive. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/19192019 and http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/17544862 conventional treatment dose not always work, and these are alternatives. Mindfulness meditation has also shown + results in psoriasis. ...Read more

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Treatment for pseudofolliculitis?

Many things may help: The easiest answer is to stop shaving and grow a beard. If this isn't practical, then you can try to use one of the otc depilatory meds. That dissolve hair. These are strong and can't be used daily. There are prescription medications that may help. Also there are razors and shaving methods specific for this condition. ...Read more

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What is newest treatment for vitilligo? Has any cure or prevention been found?

What is newest treatment for vitilligo?  Has any cure or prevention been found?

No cure yet, but..: Transplantation of normal skin cells or grafting of normal skin can be effective for vitiligo, but are not realistic options for most and are not that commonly performed. Many other treatments (creams, phototherapy, excimer laser, depigmentation, camouflage) can be quite helpful depending on where the vitiligo is and how extensive. Vitiligo patches are very sun sensitive, so sun protect! ...Read more