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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, (infliximab) 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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I am sufferring from severe psoriasis please give me some suggestions?

I am sufferring from severe psoriasis please give me some suggestions?

There is great new: Medicine but it is really expensive.I hope u signed up for obama care( it's not too late) or have good insurance.See a dermatologist for a life changing treatment.Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe psoriasis on my scalp, can anyone tell me what to do?

See a dermatologist: See a dermatologist and start therapy. You cannot adequately treat this with supplements or over-the-counter meds. ...Read more

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I am on methotrexate for severe psoriasis.Can I come off it as I have read of serious side effects.Thanks?

I am on methotrexate for severe psoriasis.Can I come off it as I have read of serious side effects.Thanks?

Yes, but: The risk of methotrexate toxicity is fairly low and your psoriasis will flare if you discontinue it. Before doing anything you should discuss this with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Prescribed plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for P.A.- mild psoriasis + other conditions+strong fam history, what are chances of severe psoriasis outbreak from drug? Thanks!

Prescribed plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for P.A.- mild psoriasis + other conditions+strong fam history, what are chances of severe psoriasis outbreak from drug? Thanks!

I am not sure what : P.A. is. I personally do not use plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for psoriasis as it has been link with causing flare or outbreak for psoriasis. I would recommend to choose other DMARDs or biological esp there are a lot of choices now. ...Read more

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How did I get Molluscum as I didnt have sex in the last year.I have severe psoriasis.Thanks?

How did I get Molluscum as I didnt have sex in the last year.I have severe psoriasis.Thanks?

Molluscun: you don't get molluscum from only sex. You can get molluscum from touching a surface that has the virus on it. . You can also get it from skin contact with someone who has it. It does not require sex. ...Read more

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I'm diagnosed with severe ulcerative colitis and also severe psoriasis. Is there any connection?

I'm diagnosed with severe ulcerative colitis and also severe psoriasis. Is there any connection?

Yes!: People with uc have increased rates of psoriasis have much greater rates of uc and crohn's. Bywater, an english physician, recognized this in the 1960's. There is a strong immune link! ...Read more

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Does early psa with spinal involvement without the skin condition mean a severe psoriasis attack in future?

Does early psa with spinal involvement without the skin condition mean a severe psoriasis attack in future?

No: Joint and skin severity are not related. More aggressive arthritis does not lead to more severe skin involvement and increased skin involvement does not increase the risk of arthritis. ...Read more

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Is this of any benefit for a diabetic patient of 74 to try homeopathy to treat his severe psoriasis. He has ckd. What medicine would be helpful?

Is this of any benefit for a diabetic patient of 74 to try homeopathy to treat his severe psoriasis. He has ckd. What medicine would be helpful?

See details: This is difficult to answer in view of your several medical problems and continued tobacco use. The choice depends on many factors including the severity of your kidney disease, the extent of the psoriasis and the state of your diabetic control. See a dermatologist. Homeopathy has no benefit. ...Read more