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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 are the precautions I should take to avoid psoriasis?

What are the precautions I should take to avoid psoriasis?

Psoriasis: No way to prevent if this is going to happen. If your body is going to get psoriasis, there is really no way to prevent. Basically, keeping a good diet, exercise, not smoking, drinking or drug use can always help to keep the body healthier. A safe weight too. ...Read more

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I am 20 year old and I am having problem of psoriasis from last 8years.Is it a curable. What precaution should I take.

I am 20 year old and I am having problem of psoriasis  from last 8years.Is it a curable.  What precaution should I take.

Not curable: Psoriasis is not curable but it is very treatable. Even severe cases can be markedly better with appropriate meds. Discuss the issue with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I am 18 weeks pregnant whith psoriasis what precautions should I take?

I am 18 weeks pregnant whith psoriasis what precautions should I  take?

Well: Avoid any unnecessary medications. Avoid alcohol and cigarettes. Ask your OB/GYN about specific medication questions ...Read more

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Is there any cure for psoriasis? What precautions can one take for the psoriasis effect around the fingers and knuckles?

Is there any cure for psoriasis? What precautions can one take for the psoriasis effect around the fingers and knuckles?

Psoriasis: Different from the traditional systemic drugs that impact the entire immune system, biologics target specific parts of the immune system. The biologics used to treat psoriatic diseases act by blocking the action of a specific type of immune cell called a t cell, or by blocking proteins in the immune system, such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha (tnf-alpha) or interleukins 12 and 23. No cure. ...Read more

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What precautions should bt taken on liver psoraisis and how it can be cured?

What precautions should bt taken on liver psoraisis and  how it can be cured?

Discuss with doctor: I assume you mean "cirrhosis." you should be under the care of a liver specialist. The precautions depend somewhat on the cause and severity of the disease. No alcohol and avoid meds that can cause liver damage such as tylenol (acetaminophen). Have your doctor give you specifics. ...Read more

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Psoriasis....how can I deal with it.....I mean the things which harmful that should i avoid and the things which participate to healing it?

Depends: The treatment depends on what organs are involved and how severe your disease is. There is no dietary or physical activities which would worsen or improve it. See a dermatologist if only the skin is involved, rheumatologist if there are joint issues. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid if I have psoriasis?

Maybe Gluten Free: There have been some studies suggesting avoiding gluten. It is not official but a suggestion from some quarters ...Read more

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Are there certain foods I should avoid or eat more of to help control my psoriasis?

Diet & psorriasis: There are no studies showing any clear relationship between dietary consumption and psorriasis. Various commercial entities have offered 'miracle' diets for psorriasis, but they are completely unproven. Eat a normal healthy diet with 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Reducing stress (ie. Taking time to relax daily) will give you more relief from psorriasis than any diet will. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis be spread?

Can psoriasis be spread?

Yes: It is not contagious but new spots can develop on presently normal skin. A number of factors can be triggers including stress, strep infection, or wheat allergy. More extensive cases can be treated with ultraviolet light, internal medications or biologics. ...Read more

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How common is psoriasis?

How common is psoriasis?

2 percent: About 2 per cent of the population have psoriasis, most have a mild case which can be treated with cream only. More extensive cases can be helped with laser, sunlsmp or internal drugs. ...Read more

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How can you get psoriasis?

Inherited: Psoriasis is generally inherited, though there are also many sporatic cases. It is an immunological condition that causes skin to be thickened and inflamed. It is not curable. Treatment is generally to contain the disease. If localized, it is generally controlled by topical steroid and vitamin d derivative creams. ...Read more

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Do foods affect psoriasis?

Do foods affect psoriasis?

PSORIASIS: No. Cause is unknown. Triggers are: truma, infection, certain drugs. ...Read more

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How does psoriasis develop?

Don't know: The cause of psoriasis is still unknown. Many theories, no final answer. Genetics have been suspected, but twins’ studies showed no clear conclusion. Alternation of immune system or autoimmune disorder has been favored. Recent popular regimens like biologics are based on such understanding and actually presenting very promising results. Infection has been a known cause of certain type of psoriasis. ...Read more

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How do you treat psoriasis?

See a dermatologist: There is a med school right in your town. You will not need to look far. Steroid creams are basic. There are a variety of other things. You need an individual evaluation. It is not your diet, not your nerves, not an allergy, not contagious. It is a genetic trait. ...Read more

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Best control for psoriasis?

Many options: There are cream, ultraviolet therapy, and pills and injections. ...Read more

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What to do about psoriasis?

See your doctor: One of the best ways to manage psoriasis is to consult with your dermatologist. This chronic condition cannot be cured but symptoms can be reduced with a combination of trigger identification, lifestyle modifications, and medication or light therapies. Learn more at http://dermdocs.com/. ...Read more

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