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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. Lonnie Smith
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Hs CRP 5.57, S Calcium 8.4, ALT 57. Do they indicate an inflamed liver? Doc says I may have PsA. Can Psoriasis cause liver inflammation?

Hs CRP 5.57, S Calcium 8.4, ALT 57. Do they indicate an inflamed liver? Doc says I may have PsA. Can Psoriasis cause liver inflammation?

Yes: The ALT is high indicating a possible liver preoblem. This can be related to psoriatic arthritis or may be due to medication or a completely separate problem. It will take a more thorough history and possibly further testing to know for sure. ...Read more

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My dad has extreme psoriasis, end stage four liver disease, gaves disease, hepatitis C with uncontrollable itching what can we do he can't sleep?

My dad has extreme psoriasis,  end stage four liver disease, gaves disease, hepatitis C with uncontrollable itching  what can we do he can't sleep?

See Dermatologist: See your dermatologist for the best advice. The cause of the itching could be related to more that one of the above and thus control of all of these are important. ...Read more

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Might a liver cleanse help clear up skin psoriasis?

Might a liver cleanse help clear up skin psoriasis?

Mostly like not: I am afraid that this would most likely not help. See your dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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Could psoriasis attack other organs like kidney and liver ?

Beyond the skin: Psoriasis is associated with 5 different types of arthritis, an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Other comorbidities associated with psoriasis include cancer, obesity, metabolic syndrome and other immune-related conditions such as Crohn's disease ...Read more

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What is the first line treatment for liver inflammation due to psoriasis or PsA?

What is the first line treatment for liver inflammation due to psoriasis or PsA?

Evaluate first: Liver inflammation is not common with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis though inflammatory conditions can occur together. Before assuming that the liver inflammation is related, I would first rule out fatty liver, viral hepatitis, etc. Then, and only then can a treatment plan be decided. ...Read more

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I think my liver, heart and Kindneys are inflamed because of Psoriasis and PsA. What tests can be done to monitor Liver, Heart & Kidney inflammation?

I think my liver, heart and Kindneys are inflamed because of Psoriasis and PsA. What tests can be done to monitor Liver, Heart & Kidney inflammation?

ESR and CRP: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, ESR or Sed rate and C-reactive protein are general markers of inflammation. If both are elevated, either one can be used for follow-up to assess the effects of treatment. ...Read more

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On arava (leflunomide) 20mg, enbrel 50mg weekly, methotrexate 25mg. Any other rheumatologist prescribed this for psoriasis/psor. Arthitis?I'm worried about my liver.

On arava (leflunomide) 20mg, enbrel 50mg weekly, methotrexate 25mg. Any other rheumatologist prescribed this for psoriasis/psor. Arthitis?I'm worried about my liver.

Follow laboratory: You are correct that liver problems are risk with this regimen. Your physician needs to be certain that you are followed closely and correctly. Your own responsibility is to refrain from alcohol, and be certain no additional medicines you take do not worsen this risk. If you are concerned you need to discuss this with your physician. There are other therapy choices available. ...Read more

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ALT 57 for 2 yr. Other LFT normal. BMI 28, no fatty liver, ANA & HbsAg -ve. No meds. F/H DM & Psoriasis. Dark faeces, joint pain. What's causing this?

ALT 57 for 2 yr. Other LFT normal. BMI 28, no fatty liver, ANA & HbsAg -ve. No meds. F/H DM & Psoriasis. Dark faeces, joint pain. What's causing this?

Joint swelling?: If you have joint swelling you might have arthritis. Are both the Hepatitis B and C panel completely negative? The dark feces needs to be evaluated for bleeding - blood in the stomach can turn black and look like tar. Psoriasis can cause arthritis but I can not be certain that this is psoriatic arthritis. You need to see your physician and even consider a liver biopsy since ALT ^ 2 YRS. ...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