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Medicine For Psoriasis
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
Many things!: But which works best for you is the question for any therapist includes various steroids, tar, zinc, ultraviolet light, etc. Systemic agents include methotrexate, sulfasalazine, antibiotics, antifungals, azothioprine, and cyclosporine. Then we have injectible Methotrexate and the tnf-agents. Selenium shampoo may help the scalp psoriasis, as does zinc & tar! ...Read more
Scalp Psoriasis: There are a few medications for scalp psoriasis. Relief, but not cures. Tar shampoos (t-gel, tarsum, dhs-tar) and several prescription shampoos containing cortisone derivatives, such as clobex shampoo. Derma-smoothe fs, taclonex, and more are available. Very pricey and you need a prescription from your doctor to get them. Best luck! ...Read more
None: The is no evidence that they have any significant benefit. ...Read more
I do not know what you mean by Ortho-molecular medicine. At this time there is no cure for psoriasis, but there are effective treatments to keep the disease under control. See this site for more info.
http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/psoriasis/understanding-psoriasis-treatment ...Read more
Unfair Question: The best and safest medication is the one that works for you! discussing treatment options with your dermatologist is the best way to treat this disease since there are many therapies and it is our job to decide which one's to try. ...Read more
Most of the time, psoriasis is treated with medications that are placed directly on the skin or scalp. This may include:
cortisone creams and ointments
creams or ointments that contain coal tar or anthralin
creams to remove the scaling (usually salicylic acid or lactic acid)
dandruff shampoos (over-the-counter or prescription)
prescription medicines containing vitamin d
see your doc. ...Read more
Is there any herbal/natural medicine that works for Psoriasis or inflammation in general? Does homeopathy work in Psoriasis?
No and no: There are several meds that are very effective. Do not waste your time on herbs. ...Read more
Possible on initial: Possible on initial application of cream to the skin. ...Read more
I am suffering from psoriasis on my hands and head.I took medication for LNG time now.but recently I got to know that my bp is 170\90 because my creatinine level is high that is 3.3. My doctor said this may be due to prolong usage of psoriasis medicine.m
Yes: yes meds can damage kidney function See Nephrologist ...Read more
Psoriasis: Immunomodulator drugs (biologics). Several immunomodulator drugs are approved for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis. They include , Etanercept (enbrel), Infliximab (remicade) and ustekinumab (stelara) & humira (adalimumab). These drugs are given by intravenous infusion, intramuscular injection or subcutaneous injection and are usually used for people who have failed to respond to traditional rx. ...Read more
What is the best way to treat psoriasis? And dose it really that there is no medicine to cure it yet? Please answer it ! ? !
Do you have any advice for me on a medicine that will immediately stop the itching of my psoriasis?
I have psoriasis disease since my childhood and at this years its just become appear on my nailes is there any midicine exept the salsalic acid?
Several options: There are several options depending on the severity of the involvement. Tnf agents such as enbrel, (etanercept) Humira and others can produce dramatic improvement. Talk to a dermatologist. ...Read more
My sister went to doctors for a long time, she has psoriasis, but no medicine completly cured her, it disappears for a while then returns , can u help?
Psoriasis treatments: Psoriasis is a chronic disease that goes through exacerbations & remissions during one's life. There are many medications that treat psoriasis, from topicals that help control psoriasis confined to small areas to oral or injectable medications for more extensive skin involvement. Unfortunately we don't have a cure yet, but the disease can be controlled to give a patient excellent quality of life. ...Read more
I have psoriasis and amevive is a new drug that looks promising and will soon hit the uk. Will it be available on the nhs?
25% chance.: Amevive has come & gone in the usa. I compared it to reggie jackson: it either hit a home run or struck out. When it worked, it worked well, but it only worked about 25% of the time. The newer biologics (humira, stelara) work much more often, but i don't know if they are or will be available in uk. Perhaps a british physician can answer the nhs availability question. ...Read more
None: They do not have significant benefit.Get a more detailed answer ›
There is a small patch on the right feet and it looks like psoriasis. Can i know the medicine to prevent it.
Psoriasis therapy: What you describe could be psoriasis. It could also be contact dermatitis, eczema or even a fungal infection. It deserves being evaluated by a dermatologist. In direct response to your question about prevention of psoriasis. It is difficult to prevent a chronic disease. Treatment is directed at controlling it rather than preventing it. ...Read more
Starting Ciclosporine for Psoriasis. 40% Stable Plaque. Worried about when i stop the drug it will come back 100X worse. Could this happen?
I have guttate psoriasis.Is it ok if i regularly eat probiotic food?Please consider mark crislip's article published on science-based medicine in 2009
Yes!: No harm, may help! good for your gut, anyway! ...Read more
the above web page gives a list of drugs that interact with turmeric. ...Read more
I have had psoriasis since I was little. No treatment yet has gotten rid of it and now it is spreading all over. Any suggested methods/medicines?
There are good ones: Depending on what your dermatologists have given you there are many medications: topical, light therapy, oral medication and injection or infusion medications . Some of the new biologic medications can do a great job, but there are side effects and precautions and you need to be carefully evaluated before these medications can be used. They are excellent therapies. ...Read more
My mum feels like itching all over her body and takes medicine to alleviate the need to itch she also has psoriasis. What's the best way to cure this?
Prescribed plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for P.A.- mild psoriasis + other conditions+strong fam history, what are chances of severe psoriasis outbreak from drug? Thanks!
I have psoriasis any cutting edge miracles on the horizon? I have plaque psoriais on elbows & ankles.Medicine just isn't working anymore. Anything new out there or alternative to help?
There is always: Something new. To find cutting edge medicine, contact an academic medical center. They usually have trials with the latest medications. Here, in new york, i had 2 patients go for psoriasis. Both with bad cases, both were entered into trials and both are very happy with their treatments. I am sure, each state likely has such programs. ...Read more