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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)

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 are symptoms of psoriasis?

What are symptoms of psoriasis?

See details: A scaly patchy skin rash. See a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis and possibly start treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of psoriasis?

What are the symptoms of psoriasis?

Scaly plaques: Psoriasis is characterized by red, silvery-white scaly patches on the elbows, knees, limbs, and scalp. The rash may itch, burn, or sting. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of psoriasis?

What are the common symptoms of psoriasis?

Dry scaly rash: This can be a dry scaly rash on your body, more in sun protected areas and can also involved the nails. See a dermatologist for a correct diagnosis ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of psoriasis and how should I address them?

Rash: There are characteristic rashes of different types of rashes we see in psoriasis. You dermatologist will clarify your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can my 6 1/2 month old have psoriasis? Or when do children show signs?

Can my 6 1/2 month old have psoriasis? Or when do children show signs?

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 more

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Is psoriasis a symptom of hiv?

Is psoriasis a symptom of hiv?

NO, but . . .: Hiv patients can have psoriasis, but having psoriasis does not mean at all that the affected patient has hiv. I hope you understand that they can co-exist in the same patient but are not cause-effect related at all! ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of penis psoriasis and how it can be treated?

See below: Could see derm for topical creams/ointments, or use Methotrexate or consider biologic therapy such as tnf inhibitors such enbrel (etanercept). See your doctor to see what you are a candidate for. ...Read more

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What is the most common symptom of psoriatic arthritis besides psoriasis?

What is the most common symptom of psoriatic arthritis besides psoriasis?

See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/psoriatic-arthritis/home/ovc-20233896 ...Read more

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I haven't been to the doctor, but I think I might have psoriasis. What are the major presenting symptoms?

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

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Can my psoriasis cause strange symptoms to appear on my foot?

Can my psoriasis cause strange symptoms to appear on my foot?

It might: Psoriasis can appear on the foot, cause deformities and destruction of the nail(s), and cause arthritis in some cases. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a mild case of psoriasis on several toenails without any skin symptoms?

Is it normal to have a mild case of psoriasis on several toenails without any skin symptoms?

Yes: With mild cases of psoriais, you can develop this in just the toenails as this makes the nails weaker and prone to a fungus infection. ...Read more

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Is there a good over-the-counter medication/ointment to help maintain/decrease the appearance and symptoms of plaque psoriasis?

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 more

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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

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What autoimue dease shows sign of serve psoriasis but shows signs of step infection but has a nasty red dry rash which cause pain ?

What autoimue dease shows sign of serve psoriasis  but shows signs of step infection but has a nasty red dry rash which cause pain 
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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 more

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