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Psoriasis Of The Penis
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 2 more doctor answers
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
I have psoriasis on my penis and was told not to use betamethasone, which clears it up quickly. Why not, since it works?
Risk of atrophy: Steroids are classified by there potency. For example Betamethasone dipropionate is high and Betamethasone valerate is mid. Potency is also altered by whether the steroid is an ointment or a cream. Short periods of treatment are okay but extended use of potent steroids increases risk of irreversible skin atrophy (thinning). Therefore very important to follow advice of a dermatologist. ...Read more
Is dermarest for psoriasis safe to use on penis for skin wondering because of salicylic acid it contain would it cause problems?
Hi, I accidently touched glans penis with a dipstick. Immediately it turned positive for blood? Could be connected with psoriasis there?
Could be: There are many possible causes for blood there. Why were you testing? What were you looking for? ...Read more
Boyfriend is 25,has a rash on the head of his penis for over a year.Had contact with HPV with a previous woman yet rash looks like psoriasis maybe?
I have red spots on my penis that are dry and scaly looking. They are on the head and the shaft. What could it be? Is psoriasis possible on that area?
Boyfriend(26)Dry,red patches of skin on head of penis?Is uninsured.Contact with HPV before,I got Gardasil before we met,I have no symptoms.Psoriasis?
Penis skin cracked and peeled badly on glans and under leaving paler skin painful sensitivity to anything biospy no lichen sclerous psoriasis etc help?
Try...: Great; chronic protracted benign skin conditions and skin cancer are ruled out with biopsy, now, it's logical to handle with keeping the affected area from further chemical and physical irritations if any, applying thin 1% Hydrocortisone cream daily x 7 days and see. If it's related with long foreskin, do circumcision. Detial? See doc timely. But it's hard to make DX without a direct look at it. ...Read more