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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 dry, itchy patches on my neck. Could it be psoriasis? I don't have them anywhere else. What could I use to make it lesd itchy and dry?
I have psoriasis on my elbows, etc .But i've been dealing with a red irritated dry flaky and itchy face. Been using witchhazel & caster oil..What 2do?
Varies on severity: Small patches may respond well to various potencies of steroid cream, vit.D-like drugs, or vit a-derived meds. Larger areas of involvement may require immunosuppressant therapy like Methotrexate or new immune-modulator drugs like infliximab, etanercept, etc. The latter drugs have many side effects and precautions; so you should be under the care of a specialist in those. ...Read more
Can pityriasis rosea only have herald patch with 2 small dots on other parts of body?all non itchy.how to tell difference of psoriasis n Pityriasis R?
Typically PR has: more spots and more diffuse presentation over torso and upper arms and legs. But anything is possible. It is very different than psoriasis vulgaris which has large plaques with silvery scales on top, PR has small macules (flat) that have oval shape with minimal scale. Guttate psoriasis can more mimic PR however distribution is different and lesions round not oval. A dermatologist will know the dif ...Read more
I had guttate psoriasis and had uv light treatments to get rid of it. Now whenever i tan my skin feels so itchy i can't stand it. Why is this?
12 yr old son - patches of generally non-itchy bumpy skin. have pic. not symptomatic of kp, psoriasis or eczema. thoughts?
Skin condition: Healthtap docs are unable to view pictures in this Q&A forum. If you would like to have a healthtap doc review the picture and provide an assessment, please request a healthtap prime or concierge consult. Have you taken your 12y old to the pediatrician for this issue? Any treatments tried thus far? ...Read more
Diagnosed with psoriasis about 4 years ago. Got rid of it on my body w/ a tanning bed. Scalp is bad flaky & itchy, nothing helps! what is good to use?
Psoriasis: Tar shampoo and a prescription corticosteriod lotion will usually help. It is possible to get ultraviolet light treatments to your scalp. See your dermatologist for evaluation and therapy. ...Read more
What o t c lotion is the best for psoriasis dry skin? Hello, i, ve had psoriasis for a number of years and the dry itchy skin is miserable, thanks, judy
Psoriasis : Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition, so otc moisturizer creams/lotions only help to a small extent. Read more about treatment options for the various types of psoriasis at the link below. Also, take a quick peek at the eczema page to make sure this isn't what you might be suffering from. I hope that helps a little! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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