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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, (infliximab) 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
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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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I'm pretty sure I have penile psoriasis but i need clarity. I do have images. Experiencing a large amount of scaling/cracking. Redness/dryness.

I'm pretty sure I have penile psoriasis but i need clarity.  I do have images.  Experiencing a large amount of scaling/cracking.  Redness/dryness.

Psoriasis on Penis: Penile psoriasis appears as many small, dry red lesions on the glans or shaft of the penis. The usual scales that are associated with psoriasis are normally not present on the penis. The skin may be scaly, or smooth and shiny, and can be found on circumcised or uncircumcised penises. Luckily, there are several treatments available for penile psoriasis like otc topical cortisone. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of penis psoriasis and how it can be treated?

What is the symptoms of penis psoriasis and how it can be treated?

See below: Could see derm for topical creams/ointments, or use Methotrexate or consider biologic therapy such as tnf inhibitors such enbrel (etanercept). See your doctor to see what you are a candidate for. ...Read more

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Black skin tags on my penis. Is it related with my psoriasis?

Black skin tags on my penis. Is it related with my psoriasis?

Probably not: Skin tags need to be evaluated especially if they have increased in size color or rapidly... See you pcp or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is dermarest for psoriasis safe to use on penis for skin wondering because of salicylic acid it contain would it cause problems?

Is dermarest for psoriasis safe to use on penis for skin wondering because of salicylic acid it contain would it cause problems?

No: Salicylic acid on any mucous membrane is not a good idea especially for the tip of the penis. Even used on the shaft, it may accidentally reach the area. This would be my guess until a dermatologist with experience on this issue states otherwise. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis on my penis and was told not to use betamethasone, which clears it up quickly. Why not, since it works?

I have psoriasis on my penis and was told not to use betamethasone, which clears it up quickly. Why not, since it works?

Risk of atrophy: Steroids are classified by there potency. For example Betamethasone dipropionate is high and Betamethasone valerate is mid. Potency is also altered by whether the steroid is an ointment or a cream. Short periods of treatment are okay but extended use of potent steroids increases risk of irreversible skin atrophy (thinning). Therefore very important to follow advice of a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Boyfriend is 25,has a rash on the head of his penis for over a year.Had contact with HPV with a previous woman yet rash looks like psoriasis maybe?

Boyfriend is 25,has a rash on the head of his penis for over a year.Had contact with HPV with a previous woman yet rash looks like psoriasis maybe?

Exam needed: No exam, no sex without condoms. Period. Advise consult with dermatology if possible. If not, consider Urology or Family Practice. May be easily treatable with a topical med, but until you have a solid diagnosis, treatment options are limited. ...Read more

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Penile (Definition)

This is a combining form referencing the penis and used when describing some condition of this organ such as penile inflammation, penile ...Read more