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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

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

Psoriasis is 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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Can you be addicted to cigarette smoke if you don't smoke cigarettes?

Can you be addicted to cigarette smoke if you don't smoke cigarettes?

Yes: Repeated exposure to second-hand smoke, both in cars and homes, is associated with nicotine dependence symptoms in non-smokers. Unfortunately, this often happens to children of parents who smoke around them. Years ago non-smoking nurses and doctors would become addicted to second-hand smoke when patients were permitted to smoke inside hospitals (seems strange to imagine these days). ...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?

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