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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
Don't know: The cause of psoriasis is still unknown. Many theories, no final answer. Genetics have been suspected, but twins’ studies showed no clear conclusion. Alternation of immune system or autoimmune disorder has been favored. Recent popular regimens like biologics are based on such understanding and actually presenting very promising results. Infection has been a known cause of certain type of psoriasis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a patient with chronic psoriasis suddenly develops severe joint pain and pain in the thighs around the age of 40, what disease is indicated?
POSSIBLY FEW: Psoriasis can be a difficult skin disease depending on its extensiveness on the body. One of the main problems is a patient's self confidence dealing with the disease. Arthritis can occur in 40 percent of patients with psoriasis. Skin lesions can get infected if open and bleeding or picked at for example. The good news is that there are now excellant treatments for the disease, . ...Read more
I have developed psoriasis already and I'm afraid I will get hodgkin's disease from this. what are the risks involved?
See details: Whether there is an increased risk of lymphoma related to psoriasis remains very controversial. If there is an association, it is with the people with very severe skin involvement. The issue is further complicated by the fact that meds used to treat psoriasis may increase lymphoma risk. In any event, the risk is extremely low. You have much greater worries in life than this issue. ...Read more
Family H/O psoriasis. I have ankle, spine and back pain. S calcium came 8.4. Doc says its low. does that indicate I'm developing Psoriasis?
Psoriasis-consistent: Yes, your signs and symptoms are consistent with psoriasis. There are things you can do: first, manage the stress in your life. Second, eliminate known toxins such as any unnecessary drugs, including alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine. Third, eat an anti-inflammatory diet with plenty of greens and omega-3 oils. There are also better medications available. See a rheumatologist to discuss those. ...Read more