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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

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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Are there any at home remedies for psoriasis?

Are there any at home remedies for psoriasis?

PSORIASIS REMEDIES: Sorry. There are no home remedies for psoriasis. And don't believe the things you see on tv, or in the magazines you read. A dermatologist is the doctor to see. Best luck! ...Read more

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I want permanent cure from psoriasis disease?

No Such Thing: Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that effects the skin and sometimes the joints. There is no cure. If it is severe, some of the newer IV or injectable drugs can get you better control than creams, but there is no cure. Talk to a dermatologist about your options and make sure that your diagnosis is correct in the first place. ...Read more

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Why does my psoriasis itch and is it supposed to?

Why does my psoriasis itch and is it supposed to?

Psoriasis and Itch: Whenever a condition causes a chronic itch, it's likely to have an impact on quality of life. That's certainly the case with psoriasis, as evidenced by another scientific study. This study revealed that people with psoriasis reported various symptoms, including itchiness that disrupted their sleep, reduced their sex drive and interfered with their ability to concentrate. ...Read more

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What kinds of complications can occur with psoriasis?

Several kinds: There are several types of psoriasis. Complications of psoriasis depend on your specific type of psoriasis. Common complications of this chronic disorder include secondary skin infections, psoriatic arthritis & adverse reactions to treatment. Many persons become depressed and suffer from social isolation because of psoriasis. A great primary care physician & dermatologist can make the difference. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis for last six years. What cure is there.

I have psoriasis for last six years. What cure is there.

Many approaches!: Most psoriasis can be markedly improved or remitted. Their are so many drug options, that it would be prudent to see a dermatologist for treatment. I treat psoriasis extensively, but most rheumatologists do not. I believe the drugs available to treat psoriasis should be used by specialists! ...Read more

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I am sufferring from severe psoriasis please give me some suggestions?

I am sufferring from severe psoriasis please give me some suggestions?

There is great new: Medicine but it is really expensive. I hope u signed up for obama care (it's not too late) or have good insurance.See a dermatologist for a life changing treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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How often is palmoplantar psoriasis symetrical on both sides of the body?

Psoriasis: Psoriasis is characterised by red, scaly patches of skin, which usually have very well defined edges. It is often symmetrical, affecting both sides of the body. The scale is typically silvery white. This typical scale may not be so obvious if the psoriasis affects a body fold such as the armpit or the patient is using emollients regularly. Then it is more likely to be smooth and shiny. ...Read more