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Psoriasis And Inflammation
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Is there any herbal/natural medicine that works for Psoriasis or inflammation in general? Does homeopathy work in Psoriasis?
No and no: There are several meds that are very effective. Do not waste your time on herbs. ...Read more
Can psoriasis cause random inflammation where ever it "wants"? Or are there specific immune related diseases that cause random benign inflammation?
No it cannot: It is confined basically to skin and arthritic issues. ...Read more
Can I put clobetasol.05% on a new tattoo (that has a minor psoriasis inflammation under it)? Or will it bleach the tattoo?
Hs CRP 5.57, S Calcium 8.4, ALT 57. Do they indicate an inflamed liver? Doc says I may have PsA. Can Psoriasis cause liver inflammation?
My Dr. wants me back on methotrexate b/c of inflammation levels in my body. Whats your opinion on inflammation in the body & psoriasis?
I've had psoriasis for 22yrs, tests came back I have inflammation in my body. What harm could inflammation do in my body if I refuse methotrexate?
Can psoriasis inflame my heart? what r the symptoms? I find my heart racing when I wake up. How do doctors treat heart inflammation due to psoriasis?
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more