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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 I put clobetasol.05% on a new tattoo (that has a minor psoriasis inflammation under it)? Or will it bleach the tattoo?

Can I put clobetasol.05% on a new tattoo (that has a minor psoriasis inflammation under it)? Or will it bleach the tattoo?

Yes: Although steroid may reduce the melanin on skin, tattoo contains pigments other than melanin. Thus it should have no effect on the ink. ...Read more

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Are milk thistle and dandelion supplements/tea good for prevention of Psoriasis inflammation?

Are milk thistle and dandelion supplements/tea good for prevention of Psoriasis inflammation?

It'd be nice: If these herbs work that well, you'd not be seeing all these commercials touting new biological drugs. I think you will have much better luck with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: The ALT is high indicating a possible liver preoblem. This can be related to psoriatic arthritis or may be due to medication or a completely separate problem. It will take a more thorough history and possibly further testing to know for sure. ...Read more

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My Dr. wants me back on methotrexate b/c of inflammation levels in my body. Whats your opinion on inflammation in the body & psoriasis?

My Dr. wants me back on methotrexate b/c of inflammation levels in my body. Whats your opinion on inflammation in the body & psoriasis?

MTX in psoriatic: arthritis is a proven treatment http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24566842 there is toxicity wtih it but it requires years to decades of MTX use. The newer antibody treatments are probably stronger and less toxic. ...Read more

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Inflammation (Definition)

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