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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 more
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
No hsv2 symptoms. Penis was burning for a good 5 months. Diagnosed with penile psoriasis from derm and was given vit d ointment. Redpatches still persist under glans. Psoriasis or asymptomatic hsv2?
Don't know: Lesions lasting for as long as you describe following "appropriate" treatment should trigger a suggestion for a biopsy - rare cancers can occur in immuno-compromised patients. ...Read more
I have psoriasis in the groin area, traveling up my penus as well as on my testicle area. Hardly any scaling is involved, but extremely itchy. Help.
My boyfriend has a bruise like rash and the underside of the head of his penis? Seems to have spread from his legs? Not psorisis
My S. Calcium level came 8.4. Is this low? Can it be indicative of any underlying metabolic problem or Psoriasis?
Here are some. ..: I would not get excited by solitary marginal reading of total serum calcium (with its normal range around 8.5-10.2 mg/dl. Instead, repeat it in 1-2 months and correlate its value with total serum proteins, especially albumen, as well as overall health, etc. To draw a sensible conclusion and suggestion out of this concern. Besides, invite a willing soul to move & push realistic living along... ...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
Prescribed plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for P.A.- mild psoriasis + other conditions+strong fam history, what are chances of severe psoriasis outbreak from drug? Thanks!
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
Some patients find relief from their psoriasis after undergoing the ayurvedic process known as panchakarma.
The problem is that the cause of psoriasis is genetic. The main medication that western cultures have to treat psoriasis are: topical steroids, vitamin d creams, and the biologics like enbrel, humira, stelera, and remicade. ...Read more