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Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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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


Dr. Kristin Sokol Dr. Sokol
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
8 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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Dry face 10 yrs, no other symptoms so not psoriasis/eczema. Use Baking soda exfoliation, no other products. Want Retin-A 4 wrinkles. Advisable?

Dry face 10 yrs, no other symptoms so not psoriasis/eczema. Use Baking soda exfoliation, no other products. Want Retin-A 4 wrinkles. Advisable?

Probably not: Retin A will definitely dry your face out more. It can be very irritating to some skin. I would suggest a very gentle moisturizer.

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Allen Seely Dr. Seely
General Practice
27 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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Does psoriasis go away?

Does psoriasis go away?

YES, remission: Remission of psoriasis is possible but usually depends upon the severity : so the more severe cases may be less likely to resolve completely but may improve over time. It is best to see a dermatologist and follow their treatment plan.

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Will my psoriasis ever clear?

Will my psoriasis ever clear?

Yes, but: Psoriasis cannot be cured but there are severeal therapies which can produce a dramatic improvement. Speak with a dermatologist.

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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What does psoriasis look like?

What does psoriasis look like?

Psoriasis: Psoriasis causes areas of dry, red, flaky skin called psoriatic plaques. These lesions can be found on many parts of the body, including the face, hairline, and scalp. Plaques are itchy and can be painful. Nearly 90% of people with psoriasis have plaque psoriasis.

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Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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What will help cure psoriasis?

Psoriasis: There is no cure for psoriasis only control. There are topical medications such as clobex and vectical. There is phototherapy. And finally there are the systemics such as the biologics which include enbrel, humira, remicade, stelara, (ustekinumab) and others. See your dermatologist for treatment.

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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What can I do to treat psoriasis?

Psoriasis: New medications that block an inflammatory protein called tumor necrosis factor (tnf) are becoming the treatment of choice for psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis. These include: adalimumab (humira), Etanercept (enbrel), golimumab (simponi), Infliximab (remicade).

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Dr. Frank Armstrong Dr. Armstrong
Dermatology
20 years in practice
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What can I do to treat psoriasis?

What can I do to treat psoriasis?

Many options: Depends on severity and if you have joints involved. If mild, usually prescription topical cortisones are first line. If mod-severe then consider biological injections such as Enbrel (etanercept) or ultraviolet light. You need to see a derm that is known for psoriasis treatment.

Dr. Duane Gels Dr. Gels
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
33 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How do you cure psoriasis disease?

Truth: no cure: Psoriasis is a chronic dermatitis that can evolve or diminish over years. There is an autoimmune aspect that can involve a number of organs that can be more troublesome than the skin rash. Dermatologists and rheumatologists are specialized in treating this condition. See a doctor.

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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How severe can my psoriasis become?

How severe can my psoriasis become?

Ebb and flow!: Psoriasis can come and go, or remain static. Since I look for psoriasis, 1/2 of my psoriatic patients do not know they have psoriasis before my exam! Do they then have psoriasis? It previously was invisible to them! Of course they do, but most have mild disease. Mild disease can become severe plaque psoriasis or psoriasis vulgaris. The new drugs can remit most patients with severe disease!

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Dr. Michael Tomeo Dr. Tomeo
Dermatology
34 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Can I pass my psoriasis to my baby?

Can I pass my psoriasis to my baby?

No: Psoriasis is not a communicable disease (it is not infectious). However, psoriasis is genetically-determined and if a close 'blood' relative has psoriasis, there is an increased (but small) chance of developing the condition.

Dr. John Despain Dr. Despain
Dermatology
33 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Has anyone ever cleared up psoriasis?

Has anyone ever cleared up psoriasis?

Controllable: Like many chronic diseases psoriasis can be controlled but not cured. Some folks do enjoy complete clearing, or nearly so. I encourage you to explore new options to treat with your dermatologist.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What can you tell me about psoriasis?

See details.: Google the subject and read for yourself. The space provided for answers is not sufficient to answer.

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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How can I better control my psoriasis?

See a dermatologist: They are really no good home remedies. I would suggest a dermatology consultation as there are several new and very effective therapies for psoriasis.

Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Is psoriasis bad for your overall health?

Yes: People with psoriasis have a variety of health problems beyound the skin. Some of the skin can be very extensive and the fingernails can be involved. Also the nails can be involved but beyond that there is a type of arthritis call ed psoriatic arthritis and there can be 5 types. Beyond that there is risk for heart disease and even lymph nodes cancer such as lymphoma.

Dr. Peter Lio Dr. Lio
Dermatology
16 years in practice
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Are there any home remedies for psoriasis?

Are there any home remedies for psoriasis?

Yes, but...: Some things that may help: baking soda baths, good moisturization twice daily, keeping trim and fit and eating good healthy foods. There are several good over-the-counter treatments as well, including selenium sulfide shampoos, tar containing ointments, and maybe indigo-containing creams (based on a study from a few years ago). All worth a try, but your dermatologist will have lots more options.

Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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What are the common symptoms of psoriasis?

Dry scaly rash: This can be a dry scaly rash on your body, more in sun protected areas and can also involved the nails. See a dermatologist for a correct diagnosis

Dr. Douglas Mund Dr. Mund
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
42 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What is the most severe form of psoriasis?

Guttate: This is a form of psoriasis with severe involvement of the skin often with ulceration and bleeding of lesions. It also depends on the extent of skin involvemtn

Dr. Jerome Litt Dr. Litt
Dermatology
67 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Can psoriasis affect all parts of the body?

Psoriasis Body: Psoriasis can affect any portion of the body: skin, scalp, mucous membranes, nails.

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