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Doctor insights on: Psoriasis Maintained With Appropriate Diet

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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. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Is there a good over-the-counter medication/ointment to help maintain/decrease the appearance and symptoms of plaque psoriasis?

Is there a good over-the-counter medication/ointment to help maintain/decrease the appearance and symptoms of plaque psoriasis?

Can try cortaid (hydrocortisone): Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease, which affects almost 15 million americans, and most have such minimal disease that they may not even know they have it. A few hundred thousand people have terrible disease with thick plaques on their scalp, hands, feet, and body, and even psoriatic arthritis, you can try some otc drugs, products, with urea, coal tar, and cortisone, but they may not work. ...Read more

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Diet recommended for healing psoriasis naturally?

Diet recommended for healing psoriasis naturally?

None Proven: Natural treatments are generally backed by little if any evidence of effectiveness. I do not discourage my patients from trying, but don't keep dumping money into diets or supplements if they aren't helping. ...Read more

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Are there diet changes that would help cure psoriasis?

Are there diet changes that would help cure psoriasis?

No.: First of all, there is no "cure" for psoriasis - not yet, anyway. We have many effective methods of controlling it, but diet, unfortunately, is not one of them. The only dietary factor that is known to influence psoriasis is alcohol, which will make it markedly worse in most cases. ...Read more

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I am a psoriasis patient. What will be my diet to control psoriasis?

I am a psoriasis patient. What will be my diet to control psoriasis?

Forget diet: Diet has no effect on psoriasis. Eat a normal diet. This is an autoimmune skin disease and you should be under the care of a dermatologist ...Read more

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Can psoriasis be controlled with diet?

Can psoriasis be controlled with diet?

Psoriasis diet: If you think some foods are aggravating your psoriasis, stop them for a few days and see. ...Read more

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What natural things can I do to improve scalp psoriasis (diet, hairbrush, etc)?

What natural things can I do to improve scalp psoriasis (diet, hairbrush, etc)?

Shampoo/Psoriasis: This creamy rich shampoo(just natural shampoo for psoriasis) for scalp psoriasis is formulated to gently cleanse without damaging the skin's barrier and is mild, even for sensitive skin. It combines soothing plant essences and natural moisturizers with rich emollients to soften and soothe itchy, extra dry skin to help heal and prevent psoriasis. ...Read more

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Hi i am having psoriasis on my scalp. i have a history of 13 years . Whats the best remedy available and also what diet should i follow? Scalp is ichy

Hi i am having psoriasis on my scalp. i have a history of 13 years . Whats the best remedy available and also what diet should i follow? Scalp is ichy

See a dermatologist: Diet is not a factor. There are many shampoos and meds to use on the scalp for psoriasis. After 13 years you must have tried some of these. Some are OTC, some are prescription. Daily shampoo using tar and/or salicylic acid products are standard. It is not your fault. It is a genetic condition. A skin specialist will help you. ...Read more

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I have inverse psoriasis I am currently taking fluocinonide 0.05%. Should change my diet because it has gotten worse and i don't have any insurance.?

I have inverse psoriasis I am currently taking fluocinonide 0.05%.
Should change my diet because it has gotten worse and i don't have any insurance.?

Antinflammatory diet: Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease. All autoimmune diseases begin in the gut. The leaky gut to be precise. Just google autoummine diesease and leaky gut. Switch to an anti-inflammatoy diet. Since grains and legumes cause gut inflammation leading to leaky gut or increased intestinal permeability. Eliminating all grains and legumes form your diet will help with your psoriasis. ...Read more

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Please explain why does my psoriasis flare up on a low-carb diet?

It does not.: Psoriasis flares with sugar and starch laden diets. No evidence that low carb diets do this in any scientific literature! ...Read more

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I am healthy BMI but have PCOS (no cysts) and other autoimmune issues (alopecia universalis, psoriasis). Are inflammatory/diet factors possible?

I am healthy BMI but have PCOS  (no cysts) and other autoimmune issues (alopecia universalis, psoriasis). Are inflammatory/diet factors possible?

Probably now: Alopecia universalis is well-characterized as an autoimmune disease. I have an affected colleague who is an athlete and loves being hair-free. Psoriasis is a common illness with immune mechanisms while PCOS is almost certainly not immune. Diet isn't the key. Going you can and will stay physically fit -- aerobic exercise may help a great deal with your genetic heritage. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis be spread?

Can psoriasis be spread?

Yes: It is not contagious but new spots can develop on presently normal skin. A number of factors can be triggers including stress, strep infection, or wheat allergy. More extensive cases can be treated with ultraviolet light, internal medications or biologics. ...Read more

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How common is psoriasis?

2 percent: About 2 per cent of the population have psoriasis, most have a mild case which can be treated with cream only. More extensive cases can be helped with laser, sunlsmp or internal drugs. ...Read more

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How can you get psoriasis?

Inherited: Psoriasis is generally inherited, though there are also many sporatic cases. It is an immunological condition that causes skin to be thickened and inflamed. It is not curable. Treatment is generally to contain the disease. If localized, it is generally controlled by topical steroid and vitamin d derivative creams. ...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