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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)

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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I 'm a recently diagnosed type1 diab. I did lose 30lbs...but now...psoriasis in my fingernails and veins showing between fingers. Should i worry?

I 'm a recently diagnosed type1 diab. I did lose 30lbs...but now...psoriasis in my fingernails and veins showing between fingers. Should i worry?

See dermatologist: These two conditions , although presumably of autoimmune nature, are not related. Your psoriasis however appears to be more cosmetic than functional at this time in the absence of joint symptoms. Do realize that both conditions predispose you to cardiovascular disease and thus you need regular monitoring to reduce your risk factors for cv conditions. ...Read more

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What is a good OTC medication for psoriasis of fingernsils?

What is a good OTC medication for psoriasis of fingernsils?

See below: Fingernail psoriasis may be just the tip of the iceberg: psoriasis can attack bones/joints (psoriatic arthritis). Better to see a rheumatologist or dermatologist for good evaluation & treatment options. ...Read more

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I have nail pitting on my finger nail and i google and found out it is call psoriasis. May i know what are the treatment to cure it.

I have nail pitting on my finger nail and i google and found out it is call psoriasis. May i know what are the treatment to cure it.

Pitting : Not necessarily psoriasis -- other posssibilty can be trauma (injury to the nail) if all/many nails are involved , could be more likely a systemic process as psoriasis or eczema. ...Read more

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How can I make my psoriasis nails look better. Right now my toe nails and finger nails look odd.My toe nails became thick and black.

How can I make my psoriasis nails look better. Right now my toe nails and finger nails look odd.My toe nails became thick and black.

Psoriatic nail: cannot fight your "genes" the psoriasis is an auto immune condition. I've had some success with cold laser treatments on the nails. the blackness under the nail is most likely a fungus - the nail needs to be removed and an antifungal solution or polish should be applied to get rid of that problem ...Read more

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My S. Calcium level came 8.4. Is this low? Can it be indicative of any underlying metabolic problem or Psoriasis?

My S. Calcium level came 8.4. Is this low? Can it be indicative of any underlying metabolic problem or Psoriasis?

Here are some ...: I would not get excited by solitary marginal reading of total serum calcium (with its normal range around 8.5-10.2 mg/dl. Instead, repeat it in 1-2 months and correlate its value with total serum proteins, especially albumen, as well as overall health, etc. to draw a sensible conclusion and suggestion out of this concern. Besides, invite a willing soul to move & push realistic living along... ...Read more

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How to cure psoriasis?

How to cure psoriasis?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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

Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more