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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, 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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What is the recurrence risk of psoriasis ?

What is the recurrence risk of psoriasis ?

Very high!: Psoriasis can come and go, wax and wain, but people with psoriasis have a high epidermal/dermal transit time, normally 28 days, but can be as low as 6 days in the most severe forms. Studies have shown that patients who've had psoriasis, not present at the time of a major study, shed skin2-2.5 x that of normals. But psoriasis can be treated, managed, and remitted. Also, psoriatic arthritis occurs. ...Read more

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I have developed psoriasis already and I'm afraid I will get hodgkin's disease from this. what are the risks involved?

See details: Whether there is an increased risk of lymphoma related to psoriasis remains very controversial. If there is an association, it is with the people with very severe skin involvement. The issue is further complicated by the fact that meds used to treat psoriasis may increase lymphoma risk. In any event, the risk is extremely low. You have much greater worries in life than this issue. ...Read more

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What is the risk of using too much steriod cream for psoriasis?

Suppress adrenal : Too much steroid can theoretically suppress you own adrenal gland production of steroid (cortisol). When used as prescribed this is not likely to occur. ...Read more

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I have very bad eczema and psoriasis by doc has recommended some very strong tablets are they worth the risk looking at the damage they can do ?

I have very bad eczema and psoriasis by doc has recommended some very strong tablets are they worth the risk looking at the damage they can do
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No answer: "Strong tablets"????? Methotrexate? Cyclosporin? Otezla???????Do you have BOTH psoriasis AND eczema?? If you have already seen a dermatologist, insist on better communication. If not, see a dermatologist.The answer to this question is in the details. ...Read more

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Since psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, would it be a risk factor for lymphoma?

Since psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, would it be a risk factor for lymphoma?

Yes, but: Probably not much of one. I cannot say I have seen much lymphoma it patients with bad psoriasis, and also don't note any increase in t cell disease which has a tendency to involve skin. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of methotrexate for psoriasis worth taking the risk?

What are the side effects of methotrexate for psoriasis worth taking the risk?

Worth the risk: For more severe psoriasis, Methotrexate is definitely worth the risk and really has fairly low risk. Side effects include GI irritation, hair loss, reduced blood counts and liver inflammation. All of these are uncommon. ...Read more

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A person with psoriasis and HIV touched my mouth, is there risk of infection if the person had the psoriasis on their hand?

A person with psoriasis and HIV touched my mouth, is there risk of infection if the person had the psoriasis on their hand?

No issue: Psoriasis is not contagious. HIV transmission would require more intimate contact than a simple touch. Genital/ oral contact would be a concern for HIV transmission. ...Read more

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Does psoriasis get worse and spread ?

Does psoriasis get worse and spread ?

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 more

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