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Psoriasis Medicated Medication
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
What is the most effective and safe systemic medication for psoriasis that can be taken long term?
Yes: There are shampoos that can be very helpful. ...Read more
Topical steroids: Psoriasis can be treated with various topical medications including corticoteroid creams, ointments, sprays, and foam products. Psoriasis can also respond to vitamin d creams, such as dovonex. Another class of medications are retinoids, such as tazorac. Often times dermatologists can combine these treatment regimens to effectively treat the psoriasis plaques. ...Read more
elevation may, in fact, be due to your skln problem!
Control the skin and the uric acid may normalize!!!
To control Psoriasis without medication often sunlight will help....and light therapy is also used
Suggest you consult with a Board Certified Dermatologist!!!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
DR. I have G A D, Pulstar psoriasis and Haemachromatosis. Would this entitle me to Social welfare payment. I am om medication for the first two ailments,?
That's: A question you need to address with your social service system in Ireland ...Read more
For the treatment of psoriasis, are any of the systemic medications available for use with guttate psoriasis in an adult?
Guttate psoriasis: Janet: guttate psoriasis can come on due to infections like streptococcal infections, or medications like beta blockers (blood pressure med); so be sure not secondary to infections/ drugs. Treatment usually topical (can be difficult with many spots!); UVB or PUVA light treatment can be effective. Medications like methotrexate are also effective in severe cases. Work with your Dermatologist. ...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 more
My aunt suffers from psoriasis in her feet. She tried many things. Can you recommand a medication to end her daily struggle to standup or even walk?
Is psoriasis an uncurable disease? Is there any medication which can completely cure it? My doctor said we can only control it and not cure for ever
What is the best over-the-counter medication for severe psoriasis to stop/relieve itching? Currently undergoing light therapy, condition worsening
Are their any medications for psoriasis (scalp) that are safe to while trying to conceive and while pregnant?
I need a prescription for Taclonex topical solution for treatment of psoriasis. Can someone write me a prescription? I can't get an appointment with my dermatologist for a month and I need medication now.
See concierge: You may contact one of the dermatologist who may provide online consultation on this site- I am not one of them. ...Read more
Psoriasis treatments I have had active psoriasis for over 40 years. I have used every possible over-the-counter treatment, including coal tar cream. Everything seems to work for a while, then becomes ineffective. I am leery of internal medications as I a
Depends: Depends a bit on location and how widespread your psoriasis is. Topical options include steroid creams, vit d derivatives (dovonex and vectical), salicylic acid and coal tar preparations. Sometimes I inject a diluted steroid into specific lesions with good results. There are some biologic therapies such as enbrel, humira, and stelara (ustekinumab) that work well for widespread cases (check out the link below for more information). I hope that helps. ...Read more
I am suffering from psoriasis on my hands and head. I took medication for LNG time now. But recently I got to know that my bp is 170\90 because my creatinine level is high that is 3.3. My doctor said this may be due to prolong usage of psoriasis medicine. M
Yes: Yes meds can damage kidney function See Nephrologist ...Read more
Can fluocinonide be used to treat tinea cruris. I am asking because I went to the doctor last year. He did a biopsy and told me I had psoriasis. My mom told me to get a second opinion because the medication is no longer working and its getting worse. I ge
No.: Fluocinonide is a topical corticosteroid, commonly used to treat psoriasis (and other steroid-responsive rashes such as eczema). It does not work on fungal infections, and often makes them worse. Go back to your doctor. He'll determine why the Fluocinonide is no longer working and either prescribe a replacement or send you to a dermatologist. ...Read more
Psoriasis: Immunomodulator drugs (biologics). Several immunomodulator drugs are approved for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis. They include, Etanercept (enbrel), Infliximab (remicade) and ustekinumab (stelara) & humira (adalimumab). These drugs are given by intravenous infusion, intramuscular injection or subcutaneous injection and are usually used for people who have failed to respond to traditional rx. ...Read more
I have psoriasis and amevive is a new drug that looks promising and will soon hit the uk. Will it be available on the nhs?
25% chance.: Amevive has come & gone in the usa. I compared it to reggie jackson: it either hit a home run or struck out. When it worked, it worked well, but it only worked about 25% of the time. The newer biologics (humira, stelara) work much more often, but I don't know if they are or will be available in uk. Perhaps a british physician can answer the nhs availability question. ...Read more
Starting Ciclosporine for Psoriasis. 40% Stable Plaque. Worried about when I stop the drug it will come back 100X worse. Could this happen?
Prescribed plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for P.A.- mild psoriasis + other conditions+strong fam history, what are chances of severe psoriasis outbreak from drug? Thanks!
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the above web page gives a list of drugs that interact with turmeric. ...Read more
I have taken the acitretin drug before one and half years (august' 2012) for my psoriasis. Can I plan for my pregnancy in august '2014. Please advise.
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A rheumatologist would probably provide you specifics if you need that Info.. ...Read more
My problem is no matter how many times I wash my hair and use medicated shampoos for psoriasis I still get flaky scalp and painful root folicals why?
Psoriasis is chronic: Unfortunately, psoriasis is treatable, but not curable. Symptoms can be minimized by medications, but intermittent flares should be expected. If your condition has never improved with the previous medical treatment offered to you, reconsider the primary diagnosis of psoriasis. ...Read more
I have psoriasis and ringworm in my scalp what kind of medicated shampoo treatment it's recommended over the counter?
See a Dermatologist.:
Psoriasis may benefit from an steroid containing lotion/solution x scalp.
Ringworm will require antifungals (against tinea) these too are very difficult to cure and I believe there is no good treatment over the counter.
Nizoral shampoo is good for dandruff and tinea versicolor but I doubt will cure psoriasis or ringworm. Best option is to see a dermatologist or a pcp who has been successful ...Read more
My scalp is very itchy. I have used every dandruff shampoo at the drug store and it makes it worse. I do have very mild psoriasis on my knee and foot. Could they be related?
Lice! In my area it is an epidemic among grade school aged children. If you're around any children, it might be worth combing through your hair with a lice comb to see if any of the little buggers are there. If so treat for lice and you're cured!
and....Lice prefer clean hair to dirty hair so this suggestion is no judgment on you! ...Read more