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Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
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How to cure psoriasis?

Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
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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, 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
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
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What exactly is pustular psoriasis?

Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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What exactly is pustular psoriasis?

Looks like pustules!: Pustular psoriasis looks like pustules under skin, surrounded by an erythematos rim . It is treated no differently than plaque ps. ...Read more

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Dr. John Ebner
Board Certified, Dermatology
13 years in practice
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Whats pustular psoriasis!?

Dr. John Ebner
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Whats pustular psoriasis!?

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

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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How can you get rid of pustular psoriasis case?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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How can you get rid of pustular psoriasis case?

You cannot: You need to see a dermatologist to begin effective treatment for the issue. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. James Dukelow
Board Certified, Podiatry
26 years in practice
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Any new treatments out there for palmar plantar pustular psoriasis? 20 yrs done everything. Seeing rheumy next month.

Dr. James Dukelow
Board Certified, Podiatry
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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 more

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
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What's more effective for pustular psoriasis, methotrexate or enbrel?

Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
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Both: Both can be effective, personally i feel Enbrel is safer. There are other options. Talk it over with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Carter
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
25 years in practice
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Is there a connection between pustular psoriasis and peripheral neuropathy?

Dr. Paul Carter
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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Is there a connection between pustular psoriasis and peripheral neuropathy?

No.: Peripheral neuropathy is caused by micro vascular disease and is not autoimmune. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease. They are not directly related. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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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 more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
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How often is palmoplantar psoriasis symetrical on both sides of the body?

Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
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Psoriasis: Psoriasis is characterised by red, scaly patches of skin, which usually have very well defined edges. It is often symmetrical, affecting both sides of the body. The scale is typically silvery white. This typical scale may not be so obvious if the psoriasis affects a body fold such as the armpit or the patient is using emollients regularly. Then it is more likely to be smooth and shiny. ...Read more

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