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What's puva's value for atopic dermatitis?

What's puva's value for atopic dermatitis?

Help severe patients: Puva is a last resort therapy for patients with atopic dermatitis; most can be controlled and treated with other methods, and puva treatments increase the risk that a patient will develop skin cancer and premature aging of the skin. A study from japan in 1993 showed 81% of patients responded. Only an experienced dermatologist does this treatment. Link: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/8485113. ...Read more

Dr. Glynis Ablon
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Dermatology (Definition)

Dermatology is a field of study in which a person specializes in skin, hair, and nails; plus disorders such as skin ...Read more


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What is the next break through in dermatology?

What is the next break through in dermatology?

Skin replacement: There are many areas of investigation in dermatology such as better treatment for tumors like melanoma and treatment for chronic conditions like psoriasis and eczema. A most interesting line of investigation is to develop an artificial skin to replace skin damaged by disease or trauma. This would be a fabulous breakthrough. Do you have any ideas for a skin breakthrough? ...Read more

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Do cures for psoriasis and seborheic dermatitis such as"temovate" cause cancer?

Do cures for psoriasis and seborheic dermatitis such as"temovate" cause cancer?

Not directly: As an anti-inflammatory drug some immunosuppression may occur and as such cuold contribute to cancer development in affected individuals who have other risks for cancer. ...Read more

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Whats suggested shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis?

Whats suggested shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis?

Seborrheic Dermatiti: Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo is used in the treatment of dandruff, which can be a chronic and embarrassing condition that likely will not completely go away but can be successfully treated. Dandruff usually can be treated with over-the-counter medications.... ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which is better, neutrogena skin id or proactive?

Expert opinions? Which is better, neutrogena skin id or proactive?

Healthtap doctors : are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Whats pustular psoriasis!?

Whats pustular psoriasis!?

Rare Form: Pustular psoriasis is a rare type of psoriasis that results in painful white (pus-filled) bumps on the hands and/or feet. It is very painful and debilitating often coexisting with painful swollen fingers/toes and symptoms of arthritis. It can be one of the most challenging forms of psoriasis to treat. See a dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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Does eczema cream work for paget's disease?

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Does eczema cream work for paget's disease?

No: I assume that you are referring to paget's disease of the breast? The cream will not work as it is actually a malignant condition that may have the appearance of eczema, with skin changes involving the nipple of the breast. Further w/u and treatment needed to eval another underlying breast cancer. Tx will be surgery plus other tx necessary for the underlying breast cancer. Go and d/w oncologist. ...Read more

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Any new treatments for pityriasis rubrum pilaris?

Any new treatments for pityriasis rubrum pilaris?

See dermatologist.: Pityriasis rubra pilaris is a rare disorder and usually mistaken for psoriasis, the treatment depends on the presentation. It can occur as circumscribed juvenile form or the adult classic form . The adult form often disappears after 3 years but the circumscribed juvenile form lasts for life. Emollients and Hydrocortisone ointments help with the cracking and dryness. Methotrexate helps. ...Read more

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How effective is phototherapy treatment for pityriasis lichenoides chronica on african americans?

How effective is phototherapy treatment for pityriasis lichenoides chronica on african americans?

Pityriasis lichenoid: It is difficult to treat but I have had some caucasian patients that have responded to phototherapy for this condition. Since black skin contains a spf of about 12 the dose of the light would need to be adjusted. It is a relatively benign treatment so it is worth a trial. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a good acne treatment system for african american skin?

Docs, what's a good acne treatment system for african american skin?

Acne Treatment: Cleanse with Cetaphil Work with an aesthetician for deep pore cleansing If deep cysts present, see a dermatologist Change your pillow twice a week Avoid fried foods, milk, peanuts, chocolate, dark colas Protect the skin with sun screen to help minimize dark spots. ...Read more

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Scalp psoriasis.What is treatment?

Scalp psoriasis.What is treatment?

Scalp psoriasis: Daily shampooing with a good dandruff shampoo is helpful. There are prescription lotions containing corticosteroids which are also very helpful. If you scalp psoriasis is very severe, strong medications taken internally may be needed. ...Read more

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How are sclap psoriasis and seborrhoeic eczema different?

How are sclap psoriasis and seborrhoeic eczema different?

Sometimes overlap: Seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp can often overlap with scalp psoriasis in a disease termed sebopsoriasis. Both conditions are from scalp inflammation. The treatments are often quite similar using topical steroid solutions/shampoos/foams and keratolytic (scale removing) shampoos and topicals. See a dermatologist to see if you have one or the other or the combined form (sebopsoriasis). ...Read more

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Doxycycline and Topical Clobetasol Propionate for guttate psoriasis flare-up, back and shoulders have stubborn & unresponsive "folliculitis" now?

Doxycycline and Topical Clobetasol Propionate for guttate psoriasis flare-up, back and shoulders have stubborn & unresponsive "folliculitis" now?

I'm sorry: but this is the type of specific problem about which helpful advice can only be given if a specialist in psoriasis has the opportunity to examine you and your skin and review comprehensively what treatment has been given and it's effectiveness. Only then can further suggestions for treatment be given. Please continue working with your Dermatologist or get a 2nd opinion. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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15.Acne problem/forehead.Seen dermatologist.Gave erythromycinum sol.2% & skinoren aselatic acid 20%.Help at summer, not at winter.How to get rid of it?

15.Acne problem/forehead.Seen dermatologist.Gave erythromycinum sol.2% & skinoren aselatic acid 20%.Help at summer, not at winter.How to get rid of it?

Get seen again: You're going to need something rougher, especially since you've already had scarring. If the oral contraceptive pill is right for you, it may clear you. One rx that's often overlooked is topical spironolactone. If you can tolerate topical benzoyl peroxide, add it now. ...Read more

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Is keratolysis exfoliativa related to hiv?

Is keratolysis exfoliativa related to hiv?

No: This is a fairly common nuisance illness that makes the skin peel on the palms and soles. It's not hiv-related. ...Read more

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Which is better, neutrogena skin id or proactive for facial acne?

Which is better, neutrogena skin id or proactive for facial acne?

Real Rx: Get yourself some cheap drugstore topical benzoyl peroxide and use it as tolerated. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will clear you. Acne is a non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-realted, and only minimally diet-responsive disease. It's serious and can't be cured until it remits on its own. Manage your care aggressively. ...Read more

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Remedies & preventive for white skin spot, tinea versicolor . . .

Remedies & preventive for white skin spot, tinea versicolor . . .

Tinea Versicolor: Topical anti-fungal medications are the treatment of choice for tinea versicolor. The following topical antifungal treatment regimens have been shown to produce a greater than 70% clinical response rate: 2% Ketoconazole Cream applied once daily for 11-22 days 2% ketoconazole shampoo regimen (lathered over affected and surrounding areas and left on for at least 5 minutes for three days. ...Read more

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Any information on a skin disease called pityriasis rosea?

Any information on a skin disease called pityriasis rosea?

Pityriasis rosea: The exact cause of pityriasis rosea is unclear, although the cause may be a viral infection, such as infection with certain strains of the human herpes virus (hhv6 or hhv7). Pityriasis rosea, however, isn't believed to be contagious. ...Read more

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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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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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How to cure psoriasis?

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Sorry but you don't: Sorry but we don't currently have a cure for psoriasis. We can offer various treatments to help you get the symptoms under control but that's not the same as curing you of this condition. Check out https://www.Psoriasis.Org/ and http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/psoriasis/ds00193 for more info on this condition. Then chat w/your dermatologist about what's right for you. ...Read more

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How to cure psoriasis?

How to cure psoriasis?

No cure exists: And probably will not in our lifetimes. There are many ways to manage it with medications, including the new biotech stuff. ...Read more

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Is all psoriasis alike?

Is all psoriasis alike?

Psoriasis alike: Psoriasis can be mild or severe; it can affect only one part of the skin; it can affect the nails; it can aggect the genital; it can affect the mucous membranes. It can affect the scalp. It can itch; it can burn. It truly id a heartbreak. ...Read more

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How did you get psoriasis?

Psoriasis: No one knows for sure. Most think it is an autoimmune disorder. It can be genetic and run In families as well. Treatment is fairly easy for the most part. ...Read more

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Is there cure of psoriasis?

No: While there are effective topical and systemic treatments for psoriasis, there is no permanent cure. Some patients seem to have spontaneous remission, which can last indefinitely. ...Read more

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How is psoriasis transmitted?

NOT Contagious: Psoriasis is not contagious and cannot be spread between individuals. There is evidence that there may be a genetic component to psoriasis and it may run in some families. However, many cases of psoriasis occur without any known family history. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of psoriasis?

See details: A scaly patchy skin rash. See a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis and possibly start treatment. ...Read more

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Could any foods cause psoriasis?

Could any foods cause psoriasis?

Unlikely: Among the most known issues are genetics, and certain medications such as tumor necrosis factor inhibitors. Uncertain which foods you can implicate if any. ...Read more

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Is panchkarma good for psoriasis.

Is panchkarma good for psoriasis.

Psoriasis: Some patients find relief from their psoriasis after undergoing the ayurvedic process known as panchakarma. The problem is that the cause of psoriasis is genetic. The main medication that western cultures have to treat psoriasis are: topical steroids, vitamin d creams, and the biologics like enbrel, humira, stelera, and remicade. ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure psoriasis?

Sorry, No: But there are excellent medications available that can significantly improve the skin inflammation and reduce other symptoms such as joint pain. A board certified dermatologist can guide you. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Why the psoriasis affect someone?

Familial: Psoriasis is an auotimmune disease and usually runs in families. ...Read more

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What product eliminates psoriasis?

Many things used: Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease with large genetic component the treatment usually involves topical cortisone medications but can also involve use of ultraviolet light with psoralen, methotrexate and newer biological medications Speak to your dermatologist ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of psoriasis?

What are the symptoms of psoriasis?

Scaly plaques: Psoriasis is characterized by red, silvery-white scaly patches on the elbows, knees, limbs, and scalp. The rash may itch, burn, or sting. ...Read more

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Are there foods that cause psoriasis?

Psoriasis foods: There are certain foods that can aggravate psoriasis, nut cause them. Alcoholic beverages can often make psoriasis worse. If you think you may know of a relationship between a food and the increase of your psoriasis, stop the food and see what happens.To test your theory out, after you have no more lesions, and then try that food again. If you break out, you will know that is the culprit. ...Read more

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Can mupruicion be used for psoriasis?

For infections: Mupirocin is an antibiotic of the monoxycarbolic acid class that comes as an ointment. It works well to treat localized Staph infections of the skin but would not be a primary treatment for psoriasis. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease that causes itchy, thickened, skin lesions on the skin, nail changes, and occasionally joint arthritis. ...Read more