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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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Dr. Thomas Namey
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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


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Does protopic ointment help reduce psoriasis plaques or make them go away?

Protopic Ointment: Here's a dilemma: you need to treat psoriasis on an area where strong topical steroids may be a problem, but milder corticosteroids are ineffective. What do you do? One easy solution is to use a non-steroid topical medication like Protopic ointment. ...Read more

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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

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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

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How can home uvb lights be used to clear-up plaque psoriasis as quickly as possible?

How can home uvb lights be used to clear-up plaque psoriasis as quickly as possible?

MD supervision: Home uvb or narrow band uvb requires a press ription for use. It can be combined with tar and s ailcylic a i'd for a traditional goeckerman regimen. If it a flat panel one side is exposed and the other side. If it is full body expose whole body. Do not overlap.Increments of 20 per cent are reasonable. Phototherapy requires 20-30 sessions for clearing. ...Read more

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Does scalp plaque psoriasis get worse over time?

Psoriasis: While it depends on each person, psoriasis can be a lifelong condition. There are some things however that people do that can cause it to worsen: infection, stress, smoking, obesity, decreased exposure to uv light, and alcohol consumption. ...Read more

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Does humira (adalimumab) work well for plaque psoriasis?

Yes: It is effective for over 75 per cent of people using it although they do not all clear completely. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for plaque psoriasis?

What is the most effective treatment for plaque psoriasis?

Depends: The answer depends on how extensive your psoraisis is. Topical agents play a role but if your disease is more extensive there are many old and new medications such as stelera, enbrel, Remicade (infliximab) or psorisis. Talk with your dermatologist or a rheumatologist for further answers. ...Read more

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Why is it so hard to get scalp plaque psoriasis diagnosed?

Why is it so hard to get scalp plaque psoriasis diagnosed?

I don't know why?: I find it easy to diagnose, because most pts have minimal psoriasis elsewhere. Plaque psoriasis is quite different from other scalp dermatites. But the scalp must be examined or it will not be found! ...Read more

Plaque (Definition)

A plaque is a broad, raised area on the skin. For example, patients with psoriasis have a lot of scaly plaques on their ...Read more