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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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Is there any cure for psoriasis? What precautions can one take for the psoriasis effect around the fingers and knuckles?

Is there any cure for psoriasis? What precautions can one take for the psoriasis effect around the fingers and knuckles?

Psoriasis: Different from the traditional systemic drugs that impact the entire immune system, biologics target specific parts of the immune system. The biologics used to treat psoriatic diseases act by blocking the action of a specific type of immune cell called a t cell, or by blocking proteins in the immune system, such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha (tnf-alpha) or interleukins 12 and 23. No cure. ...Read more

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How to control psoriasis flare up? Dry cracked skin over the first knuckel of first finger.

How to control psoriasis flare up? Dry cracked skin over the first knuckel of first finger.

Several simple thing: Topical steroids otc. Work better if you apply at night and wear barrier gloves. Also, when you shampoo, use a tar-based shapoo which will penetrate the skin of your hands. If these don't work, see your dermatologist! ...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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Finger joint swelling, is this psoriasis?

Finger joint swelling, is this psoriasis?

Possibly, but: Possibly, but many possible causes. Perhaps 30 varieties of arthritis to consider. Rheumatologist will be very helpful. ...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.

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