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Palmoplantar Pustular Psoriasis
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
Rare Form: Pustular psoriasis is a rare type of psoriasis that results in painful white (pus-filled) bumps on the hands and/or feet. It is very painful and debilitating often coexisting with painful swollen fingers/toes and symptoms of arthritis. It can be one of the most challenging forms of psoriasis to treat. See a dermatologist for help. ...Read more
Any new treatments out there for palmar plantar pustular psoriasis? 20 yrs done everything. Seeing rheumy next month.
Combination Therapy: It seems that the most effective treatment for this condition that may increase the quality of life is, low dose drugs called retinoids, in combination with laser puva. I. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What could be the cause of my recurrent toe infections? I do not have ingrown nails, no fungus, though I have pustular psoriasis on feet and hands.
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Please help, I have pustular psoriasis on my feet dr wants me to try methotrexate or enbrel. What are those meds?
See details: Methotrexate is an anti-inflammatory with some immunosuppressive properties and Enbrel is a tnf agent. Both are very effective for psoriasis, especially the enbrel. They both have risks with infection the greatest one for enbrel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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