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How to prevent psoriasis?

How to prevent psoriasis?

You can't: Psoriasis is an immune mediated disease with a strong genetic susceptibility there is no way to prevent its. If it is going to develop it will. ...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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How to prevent alopecia areata from spreading?

How to prevent alopecia areata from spreading?

Thanks for asking!: Alopecia areata does not spread as in other diseases. It is an autoimmune disease whereby your hair follicles are being attacked by your immune system. ...Read more

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Can protective clothing prevent melioidosis?

Can protective clothing prevent melioidosis?

Melioidosis-bad news: Melioidosis is an infectious disease caused by a Gram-negative bacterium, Burkholderia pseudomallei. It's found in soil in certain areas like Vietnam, where many American GIs were exposed. The bacteria can enter the body through a break in the skin, inhalation (dust from a chopper for example), or swallowed - as in contaminated food/water. Protective clothing including shoes! could therefore help. ...Read more

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Can vaccinations cure disease or prevent it?

Can vaccinations cure disease or prevent it?

Vaccinations: Vaccinations prevent disease from occurring. They do not cure a disease once it has occurred. ...Read more

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How can atopic dermatitis be prevented?

How can atopic dermatitis be prevented?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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Do cures for psoriasis and seborheic dermatitis such as"temovate" cause cancer?

Do cures for psoriasis and seborheic dermatitis such as"temovate" cause cancer?

Not directly: As an anti-inflammatory drug some immunosuppression may occur and as such cuold contribute to cancer development in affected individuals who have other risks for cancer. ...Read more

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What cream can prevent impetigo?

What cream can prevent impetigo?

IMPETIGO: Contagious purulent blister skin lesions are controlled with antibiotic cream like bactroban, (mupirocin) Bacitracin and oral antibiotics for extensive lesions. ...Read more

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How to cure Scalp psoriasis?

How to cure Scalp psoriasis?

Manage it: It's not curable, but is fairly easy to manage. "Scalp psoriasis" may actually be seborrhea / pityrospirum manageable with anti-fungal shampoos. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can methotrexate treat psoriasis?

Can methotrexate treat psoriasis?

Yes. Agree, but....: Methotrexate can be very effective. However, the first studies raising the specter of liver disease came from psoriasis patients on daily low dose oral mtx!. The first pass effect is dangerous for the liver. Mtx cannot be adjudicated aqs an oral drug. Absorption is variable (40-90%), causes GI upset, and hits the liver first. I only use subcutaneous mtx once weekly. This is the safest! ...Read more

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Can minoxidil 5% aggravate scalp psoriasis ?

Can minoxidil 5% aggravate scalp psoriasis ?

No !: A recent study examining the side-effects of minoxidil reveal a minuscule number that actually have psoriasis. There seems to be little or no effect of minoxidil on preexisting psoriasis or causing psoriasis to appear... ...Read more

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How effective is phototherapy for curing atopic dermatitis?

How effective is phototherapy for curing atopic dermatitis?

Treatment not cure: Phototherapy will likely bring about improvement( it did in 81% of patients in one study), but when the treatments are stopped, the symptoms will gradually recur. To continue to receive benefits, a maintenance program is necessary. ...Read more

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What lotion can prevent aging?

What lotion can prevent aging?

No lotion: No lotion can prevent aging, but if you moisturise your skin regularly and limit exposure to sun, you can prevent premature aging of your skin. ...Read more

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How does sun cream help prevent skin cancer?

How does sun cream  help prevent skin cancer?

Sunblock blocks sun: Sun damage causes damage to the skin which leads to skin cancer. Sun block and sun proof clothing prevent the damaging portion of light from damaging the skin's dna. It also prevents the premature aging of skin which occurs with sun damage. ...Read more

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How can nummular dermatitis be prevented?

How can nummular dermatitis be prevented?

NUMMULAR DERMATITIS: Common with dry skin. Try to lubricate skin to prevent drying before applying steroid cream. ...Read more

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Hydroxychloriquine ,can it be used for Discoid Lupus (DLE) to prevent DLE becoming SLE ?

Hydroxychloriquine ,can it be used for Discoid Lupus (DLE) to prevent DLE becoming SLE ?

NO: Use it for whatever it does for you. If you have DLE you must protect strictly against sun, UV, any radiation. Your DR may give you something for DLE or SLE. ...Read more

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What increases risk for seborrheic dermatitis?

What increases  risk for seborrheic dermatitis?

Seb Derm: A yeast (fungus) called malassezia. This fungus is one of the normal microscopic life forms that grow, along with certain bacteria, in your skin's oily secretion (sebum). Creams, foams or lotions containing an antifungal agent, such as ketoconazole (ketozole, extina), often help reduce flare-ups, supporting the idea that this yeast is a contributing factor. This codition is not contagious. ...Read more