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Psoriasis Risk Factors
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
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
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
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
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
Is taking 35, 000 iu vitamin-d daily safe for psoriasis treatment? Any health risks associated w/ that amount? Thanks :)
Vitamin D: Sometimes so have doctor check 25oh vit d. Should not exceed 100. ...Read more
A person with psoriasis and HIV touched my mouth, is there risk of infection if the person had the psoriasis on their hand?
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
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