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Doctor insights on: Prescription Medicines 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.

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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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I need a prescription for my psoriasis, what do I use?

I need a prescription for my psoriasis, what do I use?

Varies widely: Prescription medicine for psoriasis varies from topical steroids to methotrexate, an anti-cancer agent, to humira, (adalimumab) a biological response modifier. The best person to write prescriptions for you is a dermatologist.

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What are some non prescription treatments for scalp psoriasis?

None are effective: You can try dandruff shampoos but the most effective treatments and shampoos are prescription only.

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What is a good creme prescription to get rid of psoriasis (like eczema)?

What is a good creme prescription to get rid of psoriasis (like eczema)?

Different diseases: The first thing is to know which skin disease you have while psoriasis may look like eczema they are quite different and are treated with different types of medications. While both may be treated with cortisone creams the type and strength used are different

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Dr's, have scalp psoriasis above ears and rear scalp. Seen derm.4 times. Recent prescription topicort spray. Not working. Have HIV on meds. Any other rx?

Dr's, have scalp psoriasis above ears and rear scalp. Seen derm.4 times. Recent prescription topicort spray. Not working. Have HIV on meds. Any other rx?

Second Opinion: It may be time to get a second opinion from a new dermatologist. Other thoughts I have is that this is more than psoriasis, such as a yeast infection. There are more treatment options than topical products for psoriasis, but they are very expensive and can have lots of side effects. In my office we would probably talk about getting a second expert's advice next.

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Is there a natural remedy for scalp psorisis? I've tried numerous prescriptions taclonex and vectical. It just keeps coming back

Is there a natural remedy for scalp psorisis? I've tried numerous prescriptions taclonex and vectical. It just keeps coming back

Functional medicine: Yes, you need to identify and treat the underlying imbalances in the immune system and gut. Often psoriasis may be a manifestation of leaky gut and underlying food allergies or immune dysfunction related to intestinal dysbiosis. I'd recommending finding a medical doctor who specializes in functional medicine to help you in this process... Check out http://www. Functionalmedicine. Org/.

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What is the best and safest biological medicine avalibile for treating psoriasis?

What is the best and safest biological medicine avalibile for treating psoriasis?

Unfair Question: The best and safest medication is the one that works for you! Discussing treatment options with your dermatologist is the best way to treat this disease since there are many therapies and it is our job to decide which one's to try.

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Is there a medicine for psoriasis in scalp area?

Is there a medicine for psoriasis in scalp area?

Scalp Psoriasis: There are a few medications for scalp psoriasis. Relief, but not cures. Tar shampoos (t-gel, tarsum, dhs-tar) and several prescription shampoos containing cortisone derivatives, such as clobex shampoo. Derma-smoothe fs, taclonex, and more are available. Very pricey and you need a prescription from your doctor to get them. Best luck!

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I have psoriasis and amevive is a new drug that looks promising and will soon hit the uk. Will it be available on the nhs?

25% chance.: Amevive has come & gone in the usa. I compared it to reggie jackson: it either hit a home run or struck out. When it worked, it worked well, but it only worked about 25% of the time. The newer biologics (humira, stelara) work much more often, but I don't know if they are or will be available in uk. Perhaps a british physician can answer the nhs availability question.

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What drugs are prescribed for psoriasis?

What drugs are prescribed for psoriasis?

Psoriasis: Immunomodulator drugs (biologics). Several immunomodulator drugs are approved for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis. They include, Etanercept (enbrel), Infliximab (remicade) and ustekinumab (stelara) & humira (adalimumab). These drugs are given by intravenous infusion, intramuscular injection or subcutaneous injection and are usually used for people who have failed to respond to traditional rx.

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Are there any prescribed medicines for psoriasis?

Yes: There are topical steroid creams that are prescription. Additionally, if the psoriasis is severe there are injectable medications that can be prescribed.

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Does Ortho-molecular medicine help curing Psoriasis?

Unclear question: I do not know what you mean by Ortho-molecular medicine. At this time there is no cure for psoriasis, but there are effective treatments to keep the disease under control. See this site for more info. Http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/psoriasis/understanding-psoriasis-treatment

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Any medicine to prevent to psoriasis. Please suggest me.?

Psoriasis: Most of the time, psoriasis is treated with medications that are placed directly on the skin or scalp. This may include: cortisone creams and ointments creams or ointments that contain coal tar or anthralin creams to remove the scaling (usually salicylic acid or lactic acid) dandruff shampoos (over-the-counter or prescription) moisturizers prescription medicines containing vitamin d see your doc.

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Do you have any advice for me on a medicine that will immediately stop the itching of my psoriasis?

Do you have any advice for me on a medicine that will immediately stop the itching of my psoriasis?

See a dermatologist: No antihistamine will reduce itch from psoriasis. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a sleeping pill: do not use except at bedtime. There is no cure but there are very effective treatments. Psoriasis is genetic. It is not your fault. Some prescription meds will aggravate it.

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I have psoriasis disease since my childhood and at this years its just become appear on my nailes is there any midicine exept the salsalic acid?

I have psoriasis disease since my childhood and at this years its just become appear on my nailes is there any midicine exept the salsalic acid?

Several options: There are several options depending on the severity of the involvement. Tnf agents such as enbrel, (etanercept) Humira and others can produce dramatic improvement. Talk to a dermatologist.

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