Top
30
Doctor insights on: Psoriasis Medicated Medication

Share
1

1
Can some medications make psoriasis worse?

Can some medications make psoriasis worse?

Yes: Overuse or too long a use of very potent topical steroids can make psoriasis worse. If you are having issues, you should speak with your dermatologist about possibly seeing an allergist for testing. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
1,031 Doctors shared insights

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


2

2
What is the most effective and safe systemic medication for psoriasis that can be taken long term?

What is the most effective and safe systemic medication for psoriasis that can be taken long term?

See details: The two most effective classes of systemic meds are Methotrexate and tnf antagonists. Each can be taken long term. Methotrexate, imo, carries less risk and except for very severe disease, merits the first try. ...Read more

4

4
What is a good OTC medication for psoriasis of fingernsils?

What is a good OTC medication for psoriasis of fingernsils?

See below: Fingernail psoriasis may be just the tip of the iceberg: psoriasis can attack bones/joints (psoriatic arthritis). Better to see a rheumatologist or dermatologist for good evaluation & treatment options. ...Read more

5

5
What medications are available for treating plaque psoriasis?

What medications are available for treating plaque psoriasis?

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

6

6
Best medication for plaque psoriasis. I have tried almost everything?

Best medication for plaque psoriasis. I have tried almost everything?

Oral or shots: If it is localized a compound of lcd and salicylic acid can help. If it is extensive methotrexate, soriaitane or a biologic such as Enbrel (etanercept) will work, although results vary by individual. ...Read more

7

7
My Uric acid level is 8. I also have psoriasis. How can I control it without medication?

My Uric acid level is 8. I also have psoriasis. How can I control it without medication?

Uris acid: 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

10

10
For the treatment of psoriasis, are any of the systemic medications available for use with guttate psoriasis in an adult?

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

11

11
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

12

12
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?

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?

Psoriasis: ALONE should NOT cause inability to "get up and walk" Your aunt however may be suffering from PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS and she needs to have a complete medical evaluation by DERMATOLOGIST and RHEUMATOLOGIST
Hope this helps you both!

Dr Z ...Read more

14

14
What is the best over-the-counter medication for severe psoriasis to stop/relieve itching? Currently undergoing light therapy, condition worsening

What is the best over-the-counter medication for severe psoriasis to stop/relieve itching? Currently undergoing light therapy, condition worsening

There is none.: If your psoriasis does not respond to light therapy, it is time to consider starting tnf agents. These almost always are dramatically effective. Discuss this with your dermatologist. ...Read more

15

15
Are their any medications for psoriasis (scalp) that are safe to while trying to conceive and while pregnant?

Are their any medications for psoriasis (scalp) that are safe to while trying to conceive and while pregnant?

Psoriosis: Psoriasis medication are dangerous during pregnacy. Ask your obgyn and rheumatologist if phototherapy is an option for you. It all depends how severe you symptoms are. Also consider if pregnanct talking with a maternal fetal medicine doctor in your city. ...Read more

17

17
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

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

19

19
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

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

20

20
What drugs are prescribed for psoriasis?

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

21

21
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

22

22
Starting Ciclosporine for Psoriasis. 40% Stable Plaque. Worried about when I stop the drug it will come back 100X worse. Could this happen?

Starting Ciclosporine for Psoriasis. 40% Stable Plaque. Worried about when I stop the drug it will come back 100X worse. Could this happen?

No: Usually the psoriasis may return weeks or months later but you should not experience a rebound if the cyclosporine works for you. There are also many other options. ...Read more

24

24
Prescribed plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for P.A.- mild psoriasis + other conditions+strong fam history, what are chances of severe psoriasis outbreak from drug? Thanks!

Prescribed plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for P.A.- mild psoriasis + other conditions+strong fam history, what are chances of severe psoriasis outbreak from drug? Thanks!

I am not sure what: P.A. is. I personally do not use plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for psoriasis as it has been link with causing flare or outbreak for psoriasis. I would recommend to choose other DMARDs or biological esp there are a lot of choices now. ...Read more

25

25
Want to take tumeric for psoriasis but need to know drug and supplement interaction?

Want to take tumeric for psoriasis but need to know drug and supplement interaction?

Turmeric: Http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/turmeric. Html

the above web page gives a list of drugs that interact with turmeric. ...Read more

26

26
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.

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.

Acitretin psoriasis: It is recommended to wait at least 3 years after stopping Acitretin to become pregnant. I will refer you to the drug safety link for clarification. Http://www.soriatane.com/404.html. ...Read more

27

27
What drugs block the immune response and are used for rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis?

What drugs block the immune response and are used for rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis?

Immunosuppresants --: Are the class of drugs.
A rheumatologist would probably provide you specifics if you need that Info.. ...Read more

28

28
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?

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

29

29
I have psoriasis and ringworm in my scalp what kind of medicated shampoo treatment it's recommended over the counter?

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

30

30
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?

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?

Also consider...: 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