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Psoriasis And Tattoos
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, 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
If i get psoriasis on a tattoo will steroid creams and the psoriasis itself mess up the tattoo permanently?
Yes: But as you know, damage to the epidermis can trigger psoriatic reactions in those locations. Your dermatologist might better be able to answer this but it should be okay for you to do it although there are alternative reasons not to do this, just one of which is the psoriasis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had a tattoo for over a month now and my psoriasis has bursted out on it. Is there anyway i can get my tattoo to look smooth instead of dry/bumpy?
Dermatology: Please go see a dermatologist for evaluation of your psoriasis. He/she may consider some potent steroid or other treatment for your psoriasis. He/she may treat your tattoo appearance with laser and may even be able to erase it. Then, you may have to get your tattoo over again. ...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?
It can: The course of psoriasis is quite variable. It may worsen and involve greater areas of the skin or stay the same. There are conditions that may make it worse - colder and damp waether or lack of sun exposure, or certain drugs - like withdrawing steroids that worsen the disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on severity: There is not a single best way to treat psoriasis. Mild psoriasis is generally treated with topical steroids and vitamin d derivatives. More severe cases are treated with uv light, and systemic medications. Goal of therapy is to keep the disease under acceptable control without causing too many side effects from chronic treatment as we do not have a cure for psoriasis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more
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