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Psoriasis And Baking Soda
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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
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.
Was prescribed otezla today for my P! How safe and effective is it for Psoriasis?! Hoping it works since creams have not last 10 years!
See details: Studies suggest it is moderately effective. IMO there are other biologics which are more effective
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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!See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.