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Plaque Psoriasis Natural Treatment
Depends: The answer depends on how extensive your psoraisis is. Topical agents play a role but if your disease is more extensive there are many old and new medications such as stelera, enbrel, Remicade (infliximab) or psorisis. Talk with your dermatologist or a rheumatologist for further answers. ...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
Starting Cicloporine for plaque psoriasis 30% covered. After treatment will my condition come back worse after a few weeks/months? I'm very nervous
Communicate with you: Assuming you have a dermatologist, you need detailed communication. Typically you would transition to another treatment for long-term management. No, it will not rebound worse. Cyclosporine may get you off a crisis. But you may need only cream after a few months. Or you could go to methotrexate or Humira (adalimumab) or a number of others. Arthritis???? ...Read more
Many together.: Tar shampoo is very effective, but you need to clean the scalp first with a mild shampoo, and then use neutratar or a generic afterwards. Make sure you lather it and then let is stay on your scalp, perhaps 5m. I recommend the concommitant use of a zinc shampoo on your next washing. And alternate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 47 yr male suffering from severe plaque psoriasis and arthritis, what are some alternative medicines?
If my father has plaque psoriasis would it be possible to inherit from him guttate psoriasis, even though they are different types?
Topical steroids: Psoriasis can be treated with various topical medications including corticoteroid creams, ointments, sprays, and foam products. Psoriasis can also respond to vitamin d creams, such as dovonex. Another class of medications are retinoids, such as tazorac. Often times dermatologists can combine these treatment regimens to effectively treat the psoriasis plaques. ...Read more
Is there a good over-the-counter medication/ointment to help maintain/decrease the appearance and symptoms of plaque psoriasis?
Can try cortaid (hydrocortisone): Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease, which affects almost 15 million americans, and most have such minimal disease that they may not even know they have it. A few hundred thousand people have terrible disease with thick plaques on their scalp, hands, feet, and body, and even psoriatic arthritis, you can try some otc drugs, products, with urea, coal tar, and cortisone, but they may not work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed with plaque psoriasis at age 8 in 1987. I am now 33 and recently had a biopsy done and was told I have varucca keratosis?
Verrucous keratosis: Verrucous keratosis represent either seborrheic keratosis or verruca vulgaris. Sometime histological distinction cannot be made between them. They are benign growths and are not related to psoriasis. They do not go away with creams but can be taken off by the dermatologist. ...Read more
MD supervision: Home uvb or narrow band uvb requires a press ription for use. It can be combined with tar and s ailcylic a i'd for a traditional goeckerman regimen. If it a flat panel one side is exposed and the other side. If it is full body expose whole body. Do not overlap. Increments of 20 per cent are reasonable. Phototherapy requires 20-30 sessions for clearing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a relationship between plaque psoriasis and malignant melanoma? How often do they appear together?
Very rare.: There is a higher incidence of non-melaoma skin cancer in patients with psoriasis but melanoma has only occasionally been seen in psoriatic plaques. Though, if you have concerns about any areas, arrange an appointment with your dermatologist for an evaluation and possible biopsy of the site. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I recently went through a year of stress and broke out with a rash on my entire body, painful, itchy, scaly etc., it has since been diagnosed as plaque psoriasis, I'm now on humira, metothrexate, phototherapy and still off an on use clobtasol, my main
Incomplete question: Hi, I'd love to answer your question, but it looks like you ran out of space and there's actually just your summary here, but no question. Please re-submit with a question and one of us can try to help you. ...Read more
I have psoriasis any cutting edge miracles on the horizon? I have plaque psoriais on elbows & ankles. Medicine just isn't working anymore. Anything new out there or alternative to help?
There is always: Something new. To find cutting edge medicine, contact an academic medical center. They usually have trials with the latest medications. Here, in new york, I had 2 patients go for psoriasis. Both with bad cases, both were entered into trials and both are very happy with their treatments. I am sure, each state likely has such programs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer