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Psoriasis Maintained With Appropriate Diet
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have recently begun biologic treatment (adalumimab) for my psoriasis. Should i alter my diet to combat potential side effects?
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
Was prescribed otezla today for my P! How safe and effective is it for Psoriasis?! Hoping it works since creams have not last 10 years!
See details: Studies suggest it is moderately effective. IMO there are other biologics which are more effective ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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