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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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Dealing with chronic pain from fractured humerus, rhuematoid arthritis, psoriasis plus other health problems. Need energy! please help?

Dealing with chronic pain from fractured humerus, rhuematoid arthritis, psoriasis plus other health problems.  Need energy!  please help?

You need: Comprehensive care from a physician trained in pain medicine and a rheumatologist both of which need to examine you thoroughly before making treatment suggestions. Meanwhile increase your activity in a safe environment like aqua therapy. ...Read more

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Is psoriasis bad for your overall health?

Yes: People with psoriasis have a variety of health problems beyound the skin. Some of the skin can be very extensive and the fingernails can be involved. Also the nails can be involved but beyond that there is a type of arthritis call ed psoriatic arthritis and there can be 5 types. Beyond that there is risk for heart disease and even lymph nodes cancer such as lymphoma. ...Read more

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What health complications are associated with psoriasis

What health complications are associated with psoriasis

Heart dz, skin ca: Patients with psoriasis have a higher risk of developing skin cancers and cardiovascular disease. For this reason, it is recommended that those with psoriasis get general skin checks at least once yearly, and establish care with a primary care doctor to monitor cholesterol and be educated on heart disease prevention. ...Read more

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What health education would you give to a patient about psoriasis?

Lots of information: I would direct anyone who has questions about psoriasis to the national psoriasis foundation website. Psoriasis.Org there is tons of helpful information there. Then i would see a doctor or dermatologist to find out more. ...Read more

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What is the health education you give your patients about psoriasis?

What is the health education you give your patients about psoriasis?

Several things: Much of the health education is based on the type and severity of the patient's psoriasis. All patients with psoriasis need to be reminded they are not contagious, counseled on appropriate use of medications they are prescribed, and advised about potential exacerbations and remissions. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis attack your immune system or any other health concerns? If not treated

Vice versa: Psoriasis is most likely the result of an altered immune system and thus not the cause. It has been linked to other health issues including cardiac diseases. There is also psoriatic arthritis with joint destruction. So the answer is yes when the condition is not treated. ...Read more