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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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What is the best bath oil for psoriasis?

Psoriasis: There are many. Two options are to simply try different ones and see which works best for you. The other option is to discuss with your dermatologist since they will have much more experience with this. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis on my elbows, etc .But i've been dealing with a red irritated dry flaky and itchy face. Been using witchhazel & caster oil..What 2do?

I have psoriasis on my elbows, etc .But i've been dealing with a red irritated dry flaky and itchy face. Been using witchhazel & caster oil..What 2do?

Varies on severity: Small patches may respond well to various potencies of steroid cream, vit.D-like drugs, or vit a-derived meds. Larger areas of involvement may require immunosuppressant therapy like Methotrexate or new immune-modulator drugs like infliximab, etanercept, etc. The latter drugs have many side effects and precautions; so you should be under the care of a specialist in those. ...Read more

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Will 2% salicylic acid and vegetable oil help rid me of my psoriasis?

Will 2% salicylic acid and vegetable oil help rid me of my psoriasis?

No: No it will not. See a dermatologist and start a treatment that will really help, not that concoction. ...Read more

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I suffer with scalp psoriasis. Should I use emoderm cream for this by mixing with oil?

Go see a derm: You should see a dermatologist for proper evaluation. Some people use the combination you suggest, but there are a number of great dermatologist in dallas- check out http://psoriasis.Org for more information. ...Read more

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Is tea tree oil product guve relief to scalp psoriasis?

Hard to tell: Tea tree oil is said to possess anti-inflammatory property but may be helpful for some. However the result is really that that impressive. ...Read more