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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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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


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Is sporanox ( itraconazole) an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis on face and scalp??

Is sporanox ( itraconazole) an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis on face and scalp??

No: Itraconazole is an antifungal drug and will not treat seborrehic dermatitis, if that is what you have. It would be prudent to see a doctor, especially a dermatologist. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What topical steroid is for phimosis treatment?

What topical steroid is for phimosis treatment?

Phimosis: Topical steroids are not routinely used for phimosis and are not particularly effective in this condition. ...Read more

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How do I treat perioral dermatitis/eczema? I've tried topical corticosteroids, topical antibiotics and now the derm is prescribing anti fungal.

How do I treat perioral dermatitis/eczema? I've tried topical corticosteroids, topical antibiotics and now the derm is prescribing anti fungal.

Get 2nd opinion: Since you are not getting much benefits, consider seeing another dermatologist. Sometimes a certain kind of low-dose antibiotic may be very helpful in your condition. ...Read more

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Does fluocinonide work for hand eczema?

Does fluocinonide work for hand eczema?

Yes: Frequent lubrication and once or twice daily topical steroid such as Fluocinonide are standard. Frequent exposure to soaps, solvents, foods, hair &etc aggravate hand eczema. Warm gloves in winter are a must. Sometimes a more potent steroid cream is needed. Prednisone @ 20 mg 3 times a week m-w-f for short periods will help if topicals fail. ...Read more

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Head psoriasis treatment?

Head psoriasis treatment?

See Dermatologist: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that may, among other areas, affect the scalp region. Depending on the severity of the psoriasis in general, and scalp psoriasis in particular, a dermatologist may use topical steroids and/or systemic therapy with medications such a Methotrexate or newer generation of medications generally referred as "biologics.". ...Read more

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Will fractional laser to my face aggravate my formerly aggressive scalp psoriasis? Am on maintenance steroid topical drops.

Will fractional laser to my face aggravate my formerly aggressive scalp psoriasis?  Am on maintenance steroid topical drops.

Possibly: I would have the physician who is giving you the steroid evaluate your scalp and do a body skin check before any lasers are used. ...Read more

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My steroid rosacea is back. Treatment options?

My steroid rosacea is back. Treatment options?

Rosacea and Steroids: IPL or BBL (Sciton Laser) can help manage these sypmtoms but as long as you are on steroids you will most likely have addtional rosacea, telangiectasias (broken capillaries), redish flush, etc. ...Read more

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Hi which topical cortisteroid is more effective for seborrheic dermatitis of scalp ?

Hi which topical cortisteroid is more effective for seborrheic dermatitis of scalp ?

Seb Derm : Short term application of a mid potency steroid such as triamcinilone or stronger steroid such as clobetasol may be used safely on the scalp. In addition an anti dandruff shampoo is helpful. ...Read more

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Treatment for finger joints inflammation?

Treatment for finger joints inflammation?

See your doctor: Best to see a primary care doctor or a rheumatologist so that they can hear your full story and so they can ask you pertinent questions and examine you. That way, they can help you figure out what is going on. There are may different possibilities that can be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is psoral cream good for treating psoriasis?

Is psoral cream good for treating psoriasis?

Psoral cream: Is the creation of a dermatologist in peru that consists (according to its website) petroleum jelly, vitamin a, pine oil based salvia, nicotinic acid, etc & water from the dead sea (which contains many minerals) found no medical studies, just anecdotal testaments. Expensive. Has oily consistency with disagreeable odor. Ask your dermatologist if (s)he knows of this product & if it's effective. ...Read more

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Which topical steroid would you consider best for treating dishydrotic eczema , and wich pharmaceutical form (ie cream vs ointment)?

Which topical steroid would you consider best for treating dishydrotic eczema , and wich pharmaceutical form (ie cream vs ointment)?

Eczema: I like to use mometasone sparingly once daily (cream for less severe and ointment for more severe), but this is opinion only. Many are effective. Decreased bathing, careful selection of soaps and moisturizers are more important in treatment.I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Could anti psoriasis treatment cure a fungal infection ?

Could anti psoriasis treatment cure a fungal infection ?

No: They are two entirely different issues with entirely different treatments. ...Read more

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Most effective treatment for INF/vesicular tinea pedis? Also have a dermatophytid reaction. Tried store cream, coconut/teatree oil, Betadine over 5mos

Most effective treatment for INF/vesicular tinea pedis? Also have a dermatophytid reaction. Tried store cream, coconut/teatree oil, Betadine over 5mos

Go see a doctor: You need to have this cultured to rule out fungus/bacteria. Try soaking in black tea for 10 minutes. Make a strong batch of tea and let cool, then soak. The tannic acid can help. Go get this checked out because 5 months - too long for tinea. Make sure you wear DRY shoes and socks. ...Read more

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What diagnosis would require platelet and steroid treatment?

What diagnosis would require platelet and steroid treatment?

Thrombocytopenia: Thrombocytopenia is low platelets and this can occur for more than one reason. Depending on your evaluation the decision will be made for the best approach to therapy. ...Read more

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