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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 related to lupus?

Is psoriasis related to lupus?

Lupus and psoriasis: Association of psoriasis with systemic and discoid is very uncommon though has occurred .If a suspicion for such is strong it requires thorough evaluation by an expert with clinical exam , blood studies and skin biopsy confirmation.It is important to differentiate as Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) used for lupus can exacerbate psoriasis and steroids used in both diseases can relapse psoriasis at withdrawal. ...Read more

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Can lupus make psoriasis worse?

It may not: make psoriasis worse but the skin lesions may be from the lupus see your rheumatologist or dermatologist for an eval ...Read more

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Can psoriasis be part of having lupus?

See below: On rare occasions they can overlap but Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) can make psoriasis worse. ...Read more

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How common is it to have psoriasis and lupus (sle)?

SLE and Psoriasis: Both are autoimmune diseases, so it is possible although it is not an extremely common occurrence. The association between psoriasis and systemic lupus erythematosus (sle) is a very uncommon association. ...Read more

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Hemoglobin dropped 9.8 to 8.9 in less than 2 mos. Iron, B12 ok, no hep, no hiv. Now being checked for lupus-already have psoriasis. If that's negative then do bone marrow biopsy. Is this really bad?

Hemoglobin dropped 9.8 to 8.9 in less than 2 mos. Iron, B12 ok, no hep, no hiv. Now being checked for lupus-already have psoriasis. If that's negative then do bone marrow biopsy. Is this really bad?

Check for bleeding: Occult blood loss can also cause HGB to drop as can unfortunately, some types of cancers. I don't mean to scare you but have you had an abdominal ultrasound, checked for hidden blood in stool, etc. If not, you should. Are you also fatigued or have any abnormalities? Ask doctor to be very diligent in your work up. Have you had an serum protein electrophoresis. You should have complete anemia check. ...Read more

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I have psoriatic arthritis with features of lupus. The arthritis is in both hips, lower back and neck. What is my prognosis?

I have psoriatic arthritis with features of lupus. The arthritis is in both hips, lower back and neck. What is my prognosis?

See details: The is really no such thing as psoriasis with features of lupus. However, with proper medical treatment the prognosis is very good as long as significant damage has not already occurred. ...Read more