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What would cause psoriasis only during the months of may through september? It itches severely when I go out in the heat or sun.

What would cause psoriasis only during the months of may through september? It itches severely when I go out in the heat or sun.

Question diagnosis: Psoriasis usually improves in warm weather and does not intensely itch as a rule. The are several skin conditions that can resemble psoriasis. Get another dermatologic opinion.. ...Read more

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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I have psoriasis so i've been laying out in the sun and i've got a rash that itches? What could this be and what can I do to prevent it for happing?

I have psoriasis so i've been laying out in the sun and i've got a rash that itches? What could this be and what can I do to prevent it for happing?

Itchy sun rash: Sun exposure rashes could mean a reaction to your sunscreen or a "sun allergy" like polymorphous light reaction (pmle). 90% of sun rashes are due to pmle, but there are other conditions that can make you sensitive to sunlight. If the rash is from the sun, the areas that were exposed to the sun would be most affected. Also, sunburn would make your psoriasis itch. This needs evaluation. ...Read more

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I think I may have scalp psoriasis(redish flaky patches allover head that itches)how can I tell for sure, do I need to be seen for it or buy something?

I think I may have scalp psoriasis(redish flaky patches allover head that itches)how can I tell for sure, do I need to be seen for it or buy something?

? Dandruff: which is kind of seborrhoeic drematitis, at times may resemble psoriasis, you can try OTC anti dandruff shampoo regularly for a week or two, if t resolves, fine, continue using it at least twice a week, if gets worse though or doesn't improve see your doctor/dermatologist ...Read more

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I have an itchy anus hole, no rash or bumps or anything it just always itches and sometimes bleeds(may be from itching) I have psoriasis if it matters?

I have an itchy anus hole, no rash or bumps or anything it just always itches and sometimes bleeds(may be from itching) I have psoriasis if it matters?

Could be: It may be psoriasis but also may be pruritus ani, or "itchy bottom", especially if it wakes you from your sleep. The 2 most common causes are excess caffeine and excess moisture. See a colorectal specialist and get it diagnosed and treated properly. In the meantime stop all caffeine and replace with other fluids, and use cornstarch powder liberally on your bottom. No soaps and no talcum powders. ...Read more

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My scalp itches, has flakes, white balls and white pimple like bumps. I have tried every type of psoriasis moisture and dandruff shampoos nothing help

My scalp itches, has flakes, white balls and white pimple like bumps. I have tried every type of psoriasis moisture and dandruff shampoos nothing help

Get checked for: Other medical conditions such as contact or atopic dermatitis , diabetes, autoimmune condition etc bless u:). http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/seborrheic-dermatitis/ds00984. ...Read more

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Why does my psoriasis itch, and how can I control the itching?

Inflammation: Psoriasis is an inflammatory disorder. Inflammation can cause itching symptoms. Other than the prescribed topical steroids that reduce inflammation, i find that oral antihistamines such as zyrtec or Benadryl help. ...Read more

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Do you have any advice for me on a medicine that will immediately stop the itching of my psoriasis?

Do you have any advice for me on a medicine that will immediately stop the itching of my psoriasis?

See a dermatologist: No antihistamine will reduce itch from psoriasis. Benadryl is a sleeping pill: do not use except at bedtime. There is no cure but there are very effective treatments. Psoriasis is genetic. It is not your fault. Some prescription meds will aggravate it. ...Read more

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What makes psoriasis spread and why do I have cronic itching with it?

What makes psoriasis spread and why do I have cronic itching with it?

Psoriasis can itch: There are many things that can make psoriasis spread and flare. Stress, smoking, alcohol, some medications, scratching, some infections (strep throat). Psoriasis can also be very itchy. If you are not seeing a dermatologist for your psoriasis, you should be. They can be very helpful in managing this difficult chronic disease. Remember, psoriasis has no cure. Bummer, i know. ...Read more

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My psoriasis has been cleared up for a while now but my back is constantly itching? Any ideas why?

May be psoriasis: Your dermatologist can best answer whether this is recurrent psoriasis or something else. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itch is also known as Itching. Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more