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Doctor insights on: Pine Tar Soap For Psoriasis

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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)

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 is pine tar soap used for?

What is pine tar soap used for?

Inflamed skin.: Pine tar has been used in soaps, shampoos, ointments and shaving products to sooth inflamed skin conditions. ...Read more

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I am allergic to pine trees, but nothing severe. Can I use pine tar soap? I've heard of its many benefits.

I am allergic to pine trees, but nothing severe. Can I use pine tar soap? I've heard of its many benefits.

Try small area first: Assuming you have true allergy to pine tree, i would suspect that pine tar soap may cause some symptoms although it may only be mild. You could certainly try the soap on a small part of your skin. If it does not cause symptoms then you should be fine. ...Read more

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Do polytar (coal tar) bar soap actually works for psoriasis?

Do polytar (coal tar) bar soap actually works for psoriasis?

Not really.: Tar products are sometimes helpful when used as a supplement to more basic treatments, such as topical corticosteroids, vitamin d derivatives, and uv light. But by itself, tar soap is ineffective in all but the very mildest cases. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis, and have a small rash on my face i recenly bought dove sensitive soap and lubriderm good or bad mixture? Or aveeno (oatmeal)?

I have psoriasis, and have a small rash on my face i recenly bought dove sensitive soap and lubriderm good or bad mixture? Or aveeno (oatmeal)?

Good brands: These are good brands made for dry sensitive skin. Use products that are hypoallergenic, fragrance-free. Some other brands include cetaphil, cerave, eucerin, vanos, neutrogena. ...Read more

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What soap should I use for scalp psorasis?

What soap should I use for scalp psorasis?

T Gel: T Gel shampoo is a good choice and is readily available without a prescription. ...Read more

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Is pine tar poisonous to ingest?

Is pine tar poisonous to ingest?

Yes: A very small amount accidentally ingested should not be a problem. For ingestion of more then a very tiny amount you should get to a doctor or emergency room asap. No one should ever ingest pine tar intentionally. ...Read more

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My S. Calcium level came 8.4. Is this low? Can it be indicative of any underlying metabolic problem or Psoriasis?

My S. Calcium level came 8.4. Is this low? Can it be indicative of any underlying metabolic problem or Psoriasis?

Here are some ...: I would not get excited by solitary marginal reading of total serum calcium (with its normal range around 8.5-10.2 mg/dl. Instead, repeat it in 1-2 months and correlate its value with total serum proteins, especially albumen, as well as overall health, etc. to draw a sensible conclusion and suggestion out of this concern. Besides, invite a willing soul to move & push realistic living along... ...Read more

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Does psoriasis get worse and spread ?

Does psoriasis get worse and spread ?

It can: The course of psoriasis is quite variable. It may worsen and involve greater areas of the skin or stay the same. There are conditions that may make it worse - colder and damp waether or lack of sun exposure, or certain drugs - like withdrawing steroids that worsen the disease. ...Read more

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What does psoriasis usually look like?

What does psoriasis usually look like?

Flaky red plaques: Flaky/scaly red (erythematous) thich plaques, from few mm to several CM in size. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis be controlled with diet?

Can psoriasis be controlled with diet?

Psoriasis diet: If you think some foods are aggravating your psoriasis, stop them for a few days and see. ...Read more

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Does psoriasis affect only white people?

Does psoriasis affect only white people?

No.: Psoriasis affects all races. It affects men and women equally as well. Can occur at any age.5-8% of the population affected, from minimal to severe! ...Read more

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How can one control psoriasis flare ups?

Can be hard: We know that direct sunlight can be beneficial. The problem is we always describe a risk benefit ratio . Too much sun exposure can cause skin cancer and melanoma. Your physician can also prescribe a variety of topical and even oral or injectable medications. ...Read more

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What does psoriasis look like show images?

See AAD.org: Psoriasis is usually silvery plaques on knees, elbows, scalp on red base. You can see images at aad.Org or psoriasis foundation.Org. The latter is a self help group with excellent information. When you choose treatment your dermatologistccan discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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What effect does the sun have on psoriasis?

Can improve it: Sunshine can improve psoriasi. As good as sunshine is, we have to remember that sunshine does increase the risk of skin cancer. It should be used with care and treatment of psoriasis under the care of the dermatologist. ...Read more

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Having a psoriasis flare up. What can help?

Having a psoriasis flare up. What can help?

Topical steroids or: Probably the easiest thing to do is to get some prescription steroid to help with the inflammation and itching. There are other nonsteroidal topicals as well, but u will likely get most rapid relief with a potent steroid. If psoriasis is severe or widespread, oral or injectable meds maybe needed. Keep the areas moist with skin emollient until seen by doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What activities can make my psoriasis worse?

What activities can make my psoriasis worse?

Lack of sunlight: Psoriasis may get worse with lack of sunshine, stress andin some people perhaps by gluten intake. Each person is different aos you can discuss these options with your physician. ...Read more