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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, 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Any new treatments out there for palmar plantar pustular psoriasis? 20 yrs done everything. Seeing rheumy next month.
What is the best quick remedy or treatment for palmar-plantar psoriasis skin cracks at the soles? It's badly affecting my daily activities in school.
Difficult: Palmar psoriasis is difficult to treat with prescription creams because of the thickness of the skn. If it is localized injection of dilute cortisone can help. Otherwise the choices include the excimer laser for psoriasis or internal medications such as methotrexate, soriatane or biologic injections of enbrel, humira, stelar a etc. I prefer laser before internal medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
17 years old, high school student, indian origin and resident of india. Suffering from psoriasis. Need help?
See a dermatologist: Psoriasis on the palms can be one of the most difficult types to manage. There are also several conditions that mimic palmar psoriasis, including fungal infections and hand eczema. Please see your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and management. Prescriptions ranging from topical steroids to systemic medications are available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can: The course of psoriasis is quite variable. It may worsen and involve greater areas of the skin or stay the same. There are conditions that may make it worse - colder and damp waether or lack of sun exposure, or certain drugs - like withdrawing steroids that worsen the disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on severity: There is not a single best way to treat psoriasis. Mild psoriasis is generally treated with topical steroids and vitamin d derivatives. More severe cases are treated with uv light, and systemic medications. Goal of therapy is to keep the disease under acceptable control without causing too many side effects from chronic treatment as we do not have a cure for psoriasis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heredity: A genetic predisposition is what leads to the skin condition called psoriaisis. Certain drugs such as lithium can aggravate psoriaisis. In a few cases it can be associated with a strep throat or food allergy. These are triggers which worsen the psoriasis in susceptible individuals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer