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Psoriasis Signs And Symptoms
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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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Psoriasis: The early symptoms of psoriasis can show up in a person in any age, from the infant years to the senior citizen years. But there are certain periods in a person’s life when it’s more common to see the first signs of psoriasis: between 15 and 30 years of age and between 50 and 60 years of age. About 75% of people with psoriasis get their first psoriasis symptom before they become 40 years old. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/psoriatic-arthritis/home/ovc-20233896 ...Read more
I haven't been to the doctor, but I think I might have psoriasis. What are the major presenting symptoms?
Skin plaques: Patients with psoriasis will typically have thickened plaques with silvery scale, often on erythematous bases. Common locations are elbows, knees and certainly the trunk. Often patients will only have scalp psoriasis. A dermatologist will be able to help you with the diagnosis. ...Read more
Is there a good over-the-counter medication/ointment to help maintain/decrease the appearance and symptoms of plaque psoriasis?
Can try cortaid (hydrocortisone): Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease, which affects almost 15 million americans, and most have such minimal disease that they may not even know they have it. A few hundred thousand people have terrible disease with thick plaques on their scalp, hands, feet, and body, and even psoriatic arthritis, you can try some otc drugs, products, with urea, coal tar, and cortisone, but they may not work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do topical steroids slow the increase in surface area of psoriasis spots or only treat the symptoms?
Topical steroids: are VERY TEMPORARY and not in this day and age the way to treat psoriasis since they do NOT treat the disease ONLY the symptoms (defined areas of the rash) There are a number of treatments which treat the whole body both "topical" (light therapy) and BIOLOGICAL systemic medications! ope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
What autoimue dease shows sign of serve psoriasis but shows signs of step infection but has a nasty red dry rash which cause pain
Psoriasis: Psoriasis is itself an autoimmune disease. The other thing to keep in mind is having one autoimmune disease makes you more likely to have others. People with lupus, for example, often have schogren's syndrome or psoriasis or other autoimmune diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is this a good idea for a person to start taking probiotics regularly if he has symptoms and family history of Psoriasis & PsA? Can this help ?
No: Probiotics have absolutely no benefit for the purpose you describe. ...Read more