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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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Psoriasis in infants - can they grow out of it, what to do?

Psoriasis in infants - can they grow out of it, what to do?

Unlikely: Psoriasis tends to be a chronic disease, however, there may be marked variability in severity over time. ...Read more

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Can i pass my psoriasis to my baby?

Can i pass my psoriasis to my baby?

No: Psoriasis is not a communicable disease (it is not infectious). However, psoriasis is genetically-determined and if a close 'blood' relative has psoriasis , there is an increased (but small) chance of developing the condition. ...Read more

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Ways to control and reduce the psoriasis for a baby and adult?

Ways to control and reduce the psoriasis for a baby and adult?

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

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What can be done to control and reduce the psoriasis for a baby and adult?

See a dermatologist: It is unlikely you can control psoriasis by yourself. Let a dermatologist offer the best treatment approach. ...Read more

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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

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What is psoriasis?

What is psoriasis?

Skin condition: Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition probably on an autoimmune basis. ...Read more

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What causes psoriasis?

What causes psoriasis?

Inherited: Psoriasis is an inherited inflammatory condition that waxes and wanes. Treatment is generally directed towards control of symptomatic flares. Although no cure, there are many treatment options to help you stay reasonably clear. These include topical steroids, vitamin d derivatives, oral medications, phototherapy and biologics. Your doctor will recommend treatment based on the extent of disease. ...Read more

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How is psoriasis treated?

Anti-inflammatories: Modulating anti-inflammatory medications such as corticosteroids and coal tar. Light therapy is also helpful for dermal symptoms. ...Read more

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Is psoriasis transferable?

No: Psoriasis is not contagious , and can't be transferred from one person to another. ...Read more

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What are the psoriasis triggers?

Psoriasis Triggers: Psoriasis can be triggered by certain medications; by food and drink (alcoholic beverages are no-no's.) stress makes it worse. So stay calm . . ...Read more

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What are the causes of having psoriasis?

Unknown: It is a disease with more than just a skin abnormality.We know it is an "auto-immune" disease where the body is attacking itself and many treatments address this part of psoriasis.But bottom line is we do not know the cause.I'd suggest any auto-immune disease is worsened by stress. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of developing psoriasis?

POSSIBLY FEW: Psoriasis can be a difficult skin disease depending on its extensiveness on the body. One of the main problems is a patient's self confidence dealing with the disease. Arthritis can occur in 40 percent of patients with psoriasis. Skin lesions can get infected if open and bleeding or picked at for example. The good news is that there are now excellant treatments for the disease, . ...Read more

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Is there something in particular that causes psoriasis?

Heredity: A genetic predisposition is what leads to the skin condition called psoriaisis. Certain drugs such as lithium can aggravate psoriaisis. In a few cases it can be associated with a strep throat or food allergy. These are triggers which worsen the psoriasis in susceptible individuals. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis be fatal?

Almost never: In a very small percent of very severe psoriasis there can be fulminnant cases which require systemic medications. In those cases during flares of erythrodermic psoriasis it is possible to develop systemic infections which in very rare cases be life threatening. ...Read more

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Is psoriasis genetical?

Psoriasis: Yes psoriasis can run in families but you can also get it without a family history. ...Read more

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Is psoriasis contagious?

Is psoriasis contagious?

No: Psoriasis affects up to 3% of the population, is common, has many presentations and levels of severity and is not contagious. ...Read more

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