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Psoriasis In Infants
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, 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Several options: It really depends on the severity of the skin involvement. Options include topical creams, phototherapy and other meds. Speak with a dermatologist. ...Read more
I am worried about passing psoriasis and PsA to my next generation. My father had those, I also have PsA. Will it be a good idea to have a baby?
7% risk: This is a very personal choice. These problems are not directly inherited but there is an inherited tendency towards these diseases. Both psoriasis ans psoriatic arthritis are treatable diseases but not curable. You will have to weigh this against your desire to have children. The odds of your child developing psoriasis is 2 - 25% depending on which research you believe. Most quote 7%. ...Read more
It can: The course of psoriasis is quite variable. It may worsen and involve greater areas of the skin or stay the same. There are conditions that may make it worse - colder and damp waether or lack of sun exposure, or certain drugs - like withdrawing steroids that worsen the disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on severity: There is not a single best way to treat psoriasis. Mild psoriasis is generally treated with topical steroids and vitamin d derivatives. More severe cases are treated with uv light, and systemic medications. Goal of therapy is to keep the disease under acceptable control without causing too many side effects from chronic treatment as we do not have a cure for psoriasis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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