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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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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Can psoriasis be found in the mouth?

Can psoriasis be found in the mouth?

No: There can be changes on the tongue which are not affecting the individual ina very small percentage of psoraisis patients.This does not require special treatment. ...Read more

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Is there anything you can take by mouth to help with the situation of psoriasis i am dealing with this problem too much and i wonder if this is an immunological problem and how can i help my immune system to keep the psoriasis away and also if this has t

Otezla is oral: Otezla is a new oral medication for psoriasis. The main side effects in 10% of the cases include diarrhea and nausea. This can be bypassed if you start the medication slowly. First do 10mg per day, then 20 mg per day, then 30 mg per day off of one sample pack. The next sample pack you can do 30mg twice a day. ...Read more

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I have had psoriasis for many years. Have not been on meds for 2 yrs, no iinsurance. I believe i have psoriasis on my lips and in my mouth. Any help?

I have had psoriasis for many years. Have not been on meds for 2 yrs, no iinsurance. I believe i have psoriasis on my lips and in my mouth.  Any help?

Psoriasis foundation: If you are uninsured, you may be eligible for financial assistance programs to help you access treatment for psoriasis. Contact psoriasis foundation to find free or low cost clinics or other programs for the uninsured in your state. Good luck. ...Read more

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A person with psoriasis and HIV touched my mouth, is there risk of infection if the person had the psoriasis on their hand?

A person with psoriasis and HIV touched my mouth, is there risk of infection if the person had the psoriasis on their hand?

No issue: Psoriasis is not contagious. HIV transmission would require more intimate contact than a simple touch. Genital/ oral contact would be a concern for HIV transmission. ...Read more

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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

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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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How to cure psoriasis?

How to cure psoriasis?

Sorry but you don't: Sorry but we don't currently have a cure for psoriasis. We can offer various treatments to help you get the symptoms under control but that's not the same as curing you of this condition. Check out https://www.Psoriasis.Org/ and http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/psoriasis/ds00193 for more info on this condition. Then chat w/your dermatologist about what's right for you. ...Read more

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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