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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No hsv2 symptoms. Penis was burning for a good 5 months. Diagnosed with penile psoriasis from derm and was given vit d ointment. Redpatches still persist under glans. Psoriasis or asymptomatic hsv2?
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?
Is dermarest for psoriasis safe to use on penis for skin wondering because of salicylic acid it contain would it cause problems?
Hi, I accidently touched glans penis with a dipstick. Immediately it turned positive for blood? Could be connected with psoriasis there?
Could be: There are many possible causes for blood there. Why were you testing? What were you looking for? ...Read more
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