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Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Eczema possible: Sounds like eczema is possible as at this young age it tends to present on the face. Moisture rashes are common too. Psoriasis is very unlikely to appear at this age (maybe unheard of?). ...Read more

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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


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Halobetasol propionate ointment lightened my skin on my cheek around where I have psoriasis. How could I fix it?

Halobetasol propionate ointment lightened my skin on my cheek around where I have psoriasis. How could I fix it?

See a dermatologist: Avoid use of steroid on the face, especially such a potent one. Psoriasis on the face is sometimes in the eyebrows, very unusual on the cheek. You need careful evaluation by a professional who is knowledgable and experienced with psoriasis as well as other skin disorders. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do you cure psoriasis on the back of the head?

How do you cure psoriasis on the back of the head?

Many Options: There are a lot of way to treat psoriasis, and a dermatologist can help you decide which one fits your lifestyle best. It should be noted that psoriasis can be driven into a lasting remission, but there is no permanent cure. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have psoriasis on your head. If so how do you treat?

Is it possible to have psoriasis on your head. If so how do you treat?

Sure.: The scalp is one of the most common areas of involvement for psoriasis; some people have it only on the scalp. First line of treatment is one of the stronger therapeutic shampoos containing tar, salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, or selenium sulfide. (keep it out of your eyes.) if that doesn't get it done, you'll need to see a dermatologist and get a prescription strength shampoo, lotion, or both. ...Read more

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Head psoriasis treatment?

See Dermatologist: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that may, among other areas, affect the scalp region. Depending on the severity of the psoriasis in general, and scalp psoriasis in particular, a dermatologist may use topical steroids and/or systemic therapy with medications such a Methotrexate or newer generation of medications generally referred as "biologics.". ...Read more

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Is it possible to have psoriasis on your head and eczema on your face?

Is it possible to have psoriasis on your head and eczema on your face?

YES: Psoriasis cause is unknown, most often localized on the scalp, elbows, knees, etc. Eczema like contact dermatitis can set in the face if allergic to some cream. ...Read more

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I think I may have scalp psoriasis (redish flaky patches allover head that itches)how can I tell for sure, do I need to be seen for it or buy something?

? Dandruff: Which is kind of seborrhoeic drematitis, at times may resemble psoriasis, you can try OTC anti dandruff shampoo regularly for a week or two, if t resolves, fine, continue using it at least twice a week, if gets worse though or doesn't improve see your doctor/dermatologist ...Read more

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I got a Psoriasis in my head its been a year could not get rid please help me doctor to get me best medicine.

I got a Psoriasis in my head its been a year could not get rid please help me doctor to get me best medicine.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and it would be improper to prescribe any medication without examining you. There are effective treatments of psoriasis, if that is what you have, but you should see a doctor for an evaluation.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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My husband has been diagnosed with psoriasis he has it head to toe. He use the cream from the Dr. Not helping he is miserable what can he do for it.

My husband has been diagnosed with psoriasis he has it head to toe. He use the cream from the Dr. Not helping he is miserable what can he do for it.

Many: There are many new treatment for psoriasis including phototherapy (UVB-NB or PUVA) and biologicals. Contact your dermatologist. Topical cream is likely insufficient for someone with widespread psoriasis. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for psoriasis? Mainly in the head. And other parts of the body like elbow and knees

What is the best treatment for psoriasis? Mainly in the head. And other parts of the body like elbow and knees

See doctor: You may need to consult a rheumatologist if you suffer from joint symptoms. For psoriasis involving mainly the skin, a dermatologist would be your best bet. There is no one best treatment for all psoriasis sufferers and thus only your own doctor can tell you about the "best treatment" for you. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Exam needed: No exam, no sex without condoms. Period. Advise consult with dermatology if possible. If not, consider Urology or Family Practice. May be easily treatable with a topical med, but until you have a solid diagnosis, treatment options are limited. ...Read more

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My scalp has been itchy to the point of bleeding and pus I think psoriasis but I've recently had 2 lumps on the back of my head appear. They got bigger over a couple days and it very painful giving me headaches what would this be?

My scalp has been itchy to the point of bleeding and pus I think psoriasis but I've recently had 2 lumps on the back of my head appear. They got bigger over a couple days and it very painful giving me headaches what would this be?

You now have an: Infection in your scalp from you scratching it so much and your lymph glands are now reacting trying to fight off the infection. It is to the point now that you need antibiotics. Go see your physician now before it gets worst. ...Read more

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How harmful is it to get fluocinonide in open wounds? I have bad psoriasis on my scalp and am always scratching, which results in a lot of broken skin and open wounds. I just put on my fluocinonide 0.05% and had severe stinging all over my head once I app

Shouldn't use it.: Fluocinonide can be used to control psoriasis, but should not be used in open wounds especially if you suspect that it maybe infected. I suspect the stinging you feel is from the alcohol content of the solution which may well work as an antiseptic. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Penile scales: Yes you can get psoriasis on the penis. Could also be eczema or a yeast/fungal infection. Would follow up with dermatologist as you have to be careful using steroids on the penis as it can thin the skin. . ...Read more

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100% covered with psoriasis head to toe, we use a 60gram tube of clobetasol. On just one treatment what else can we use that would last longer. HelpP?

If you truly have: That much body surface area involved, you should review with your treating physician other options for treatment of your psoriasis besides just topical options. ...Read more

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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?

Psoriasis: From your description psoriasis is in the differential. I would suggest seeing either your primary care physician or a dermatologist. If you can not afford a visit you could try over the counter topical steroid cream and see if it resolves. ...Read more

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I suffer from gastritis, anxiety, panic attacks, psoriasis (on my head) and I feel my ears closed and itchy. Any possible correlation among these?

I suffer from gastritis, anxiety, panic attacks, psoriasis (on my head) and I feel my ears closed and itchy. Any possible correlation among these?

Anxiety first.: Anxiety often affects skin and stomach. Addressing your anxiety is likely to alleviate your physical symptoms. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is very helpful with anxiety. In addition, there are many relaxation techniques. Guided meditation can also help a lot. Start with anxiety. You skin and stomach might follow. ...Read more

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I am male 24. I have psoriasis from 5 years...its on my ear, moustache, chin, nose and head. I consulted many doc but still not treated what should I do?

I am male 24. I have psoriasis from 5 years...its on my ear, moustache, chin, nose and head. I consulted many doc but still not treated what should I do?

Second opinion?: Perhaps another doctor or dermatologist can chime in on your diagnosis of psoriasis? This way you will hopefully get the treatment you feel is necessary. Good luck ...Read more

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Had psoriasis for years &very mild on back of scalp. 3 weeks ago I noticed small hard lump one side back of head/neck lymph node. Related? Not tender

Already there?: If it's not growing it could be a scarred lymph node from a previous infection that went unnoticed. To be safe have it checked out. ...Read more