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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, 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 taken the acitretin drug before one and half years (august' 2012) for my psoriasis. Can i plan for my pregnancy in august '2014. Please advise.
What causes leg hair to stop growing during pregnancy? Is it lack of certain nutrients or minerals? I have psoriasis condition and am 28 weeks now.
What are some safe things to use (prescription or non prescription) for psoriaris during pregnancy?
Narrow band uvb: All internal medications would not e used during pregnancy. However a sunlamp treatment with slow increments should improve the psoriasis without any effect on the pregnancy. Aquaphor can be applied to reduce the scaling. Also prescription topic vitamin d in limited areas would be safe in pregnancy. Discuss with OB first. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have psoriasis on my scalp and since becoming pregnant it has gotten worse. What can I use to help it?
My friend is on methotrexate for psoriasis (25mg/week). She had unprotected sex once. She fears she is pregnant. Is it even possible with such dose?
It can: The course of psoriasis is quite variable. It may worsen and involve greater areas of the skin or stay the same. There are conditions that may make it worse - colder and damp waether or lack of sun exposure, or certain drugs - like withdrawing steroids that worsen the disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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