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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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I have scalp psoriasis. I have used different shampoos but more spots come the next day/week. Thick, blotchy, red spots.

I have scalp psoriasis. I have used different shampoos but more spots come the next day/week. Thick, blotchy, red spots.

Prescription meds: The application of baby/olive oil followed by shampoo can help to remove scale, but a topical steroid medication (a foam best for the scalp) is usually the first necessary step. Shampoos accomplish little for most people. Depending upon the thickness of the lesions, scalp psoriasis can be difficult to treat. I suggest seeing a specialist to get things going in the right direction. ...Read more

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Hello I developed raised red spots that look like guttate psoriasis around my torso after taking prednisone 1 year ago could u help please?

Hello I developed raised red spots that look like guttate psoriasis around my torso after taking prednisone 1 year ago could u help please?

See a dermatologist: Rebound psoriasis is well-known following prednisone, especially after daily, high dose, prolonged dosing. A dermatologist will diagnose and treat you. Is there a family history of psoriasis? Why did you take prednisone? ...Read more

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-psoriasis on elbows/knees -recently used apple cider vinegar (orally) & olive oil/acv baths -now many bright red spots on thighs and lower leg -help!

-psoriasis on elbows/knees
-recently used apple cider vinegar (orally) & olive oil/acv baths
-now many bright red spots on thighs and lower leg
-help!

Psoriasis: Stay away from any harsh things on the skin. Topical Hydrocortisone may help as well as some sun exposure. Many times psoriasis will require prescription medications if you have already been diagnosed with it by your doctor. ...Read more

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Will a dark spot remover OTC for under the eyes work to remove redness on my hand caused by psoriasis?

Will a dark spot remover OTC for under the eyes work to remove redness on my hand caused by psoriasis?

Hand spot remover.: This depends on the contents of the spot remover. However, it is my opinion that it will not help. ...Read more

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My scalp has red patches all over . No itch. Nothing is working! derm nurse. Doesn't look like psoriasis . Steroids and shampoos same spots in belly?

My scalp has red patches all over . No itch. Nothing is working! derm nurse. Doesn't look like psoriasis . Steroids and shampoos same spots in belly?

Rashes: Chronic rashes are very frustrating. If this has been going on awhile and your treatments aren't helping much, it may be time to have a biopsy to see directly where the problem is. Most dermatologists would not hesitate. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have small red itchy scaling spot on my face for almost 2 weeks now, could it be psoriasis or eczema? Had before many times eczema on my hand.

I have small red itchy scaling spot on my face for almost 2 weeks now, could it be psoriasis or eczema? Had before many times eczema on my hand.

Unlikely: These are likely from conditions other than psoriasis or eczema although a contact allergy may be a potential cause. If the problem does not respond to topical hydrocortisone in a few days, see dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have redness and small red spots on the head of my penis. What are they?

I have redness and small red spots on the head of my penis. What are they?

Possibilities: There is a possibility that it can be a sexualy transmitted disease but another possibility is pearly papules (photos can be seen using search engine - i.e. google images). These are benign not contagious and common so possibly nothing to worry about. If there is any question as to the cause see your MD. ...Read more

Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more