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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, 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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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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What exactly is pustular psoriasis?

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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Whats pustular psoriasis!?

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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Any new treatments out there for palmar plantar pustular psoriasis? 20 yrs done everything. Seeing rheumy next month.

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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What's more effective for pustular psoriasis, methotrexate or enbrel?

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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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 more

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How often is palmoplantar psoriasis symetrical on both sides of the body?

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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