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Dr. Thomas Namey
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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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Best treatment for psoriasis?

Best treatment for psoriasis?

Many Options: Psoriasis is a complex disease with a wide range of presentations and severity. Treatments must be tailored to the individual patient according to their disease severity, coexisting medical problems (other health problems, if any), and ability to comply with the treatment. The best treatment for you is out there, but you must see a dermatologist who will tailor the treatment specifically for you.

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Whats a good treatment for psoriasis?

Whats a good treatment for psoriasis?

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 meds.

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What is th best treatment for psoriasis?

Depends: It depends on the patient and your other health conditions as this often determines what medications you can take.

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What's the best treatment for psoriasis?

What's the best treatment for psoriasis?

Psoriasis: There is no "best" treatment. It all depends on how severe your disease is and how much risk, expense and hassle you wish to undergo to achieve optimum results.

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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.".

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What the best treatment for autoimmun deseas like ichtyosis or psoriasis?

See below: Psoriasis: topicals, phototherapy and systemics like biologic response modifier enbrel (etanercept). Ichthyosis is an autosomal dominantly inherited condition. Treatment includes: prescribing specialized creams or ointments to help moisturize the skin, get rid of dead skin and help control inflammation and itching. Ingredients: Lactic Acid or other Alpha hydroxy acids and retinoids.

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Is there any treatment for nail psoriasis?

Is there any treatment for nail psoriasis?

Yes: The best treatment is to discontinue tobacco use as that makes psoriasis worse. Biologics such as enbrel, humira, strattera (atomoxetine) can be very effective.

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Is there any treatment for a psoriasis in a feet?

Is there any treatment for a psoriasis in a feet?

Yes: Before treatment you need a complete evaluation to determine the severity of psoriasis. Have you seen a dermatologist or Rheumatologist? If not get a assessment first.

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What is the treatment for erythrodermic psoriasis?

Biologics: Methotrexate, Cyclosporine and biologics such as Enbrel , humira, stelara (ustekinumab) can be used to treat erythrodermic psoriaisis. The skn is red without the typical scales seen in plaque psoriasis. Methotrexate can be used initially and then depending on response transtioned to biologics. It is best to avoid systemic steroids because psoriasis will flare when they are stopped.

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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.

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Is humira (adalimumab) an effective treatment for psoriasis?

Yes: Humira (adalimumab) is one of our tnf inhibitors and it is a potent medication. It can quite helpful for psoriasis. You and your physician need to discuss the risks and benefits of the drug versus how bad your psoriasis is.

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What is the best treatment for psoriasis on the body and scalp?

Depends: It depends on the severity and how responsive it is to treatment. Psoriasis is a disease where the body attacks its own wrapper from within. For some folks, all it takes is some topical medicines and maybe steroids. Other folks require more powerful medications that turn down the immune system. You need to work with your doc to decide what works best in your case.

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What are the usual treatment methods for psoriasis of the scalp?

What are the usual treatment methods for psoriasis of the scalp?

Scalp Psoriasis: Treatment for scalp psoriasis includes medicated shampoos, steroid foam or lotion, tar preparations, topically applied vitamin d medications, phototherapy, and oral medications.

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Would a tanning bed be beneficial to the treatment of psoriasis?

Would a tanning bed be beneficial to the treatment of psoriasis?

Tanning bed: Yes a tanning bed can be helpful but be careful to gradually get a tan and do not get a burn because this can make you worse.

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How long is it supposed to it take for hair to grow back after psoriasis treatment?

How long is it supposed to it take for hair to grow back after psoriasis treatment?

From what Rx?: Methotrexate or other anti-metabolite. From scalp psoriasis treated with intra-lesional steroid injections. It varies, but will almost always return. Since you are female with most likely longer hair, the return to normal will be longer!

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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