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Pine Tar Soap For 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
MINIMAL CHANGES: The main home remedies would revolve around keeping the skin lesions moist to soften the lesions. These would include warm compresses, aloe vera, etc. Apple cider vinegar has thought to possibly be helpful. Exposure to sunlight has been a longterm treatment for psoriasis. Salt water for eample ocean water may help some patients. Otc topical cortisone may be of some value also. ...Read more
See details: They are many effective therapies depending on the severity of the involvement. See a dermatologist, ...Read more
None: The is no evidence that they have any significant benefit. ...Read more
Heart dz, skin ca: Patients with psoriasis have a higher risk of developing skin cancers and cardiovascular disease. For this reason, it is recommended that those with psoriasis get general skin checks at least once yearly, and establish care with a primary care doctor to monitor cholesterol and be educated on heart disease prevention. ...Read more