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Psoriasis Skin Disease
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
Hi doctors, can you tell me what is latest medicine for hcm(highper trophic cardio myopathy-heart diseases) and psoriasis(skin diseases)?
HCM: Drugs for hcm are commonly those that are negatively inotropic such as all betablockers, verapamil and (if an antiarrhythmic is needed), norpace (disopyramide). For serious arrhythmias, often used with an icd, amiodarone. For psoriasis: sorry, not my field! if drugs fail, surgery is indicated (myomectomy/myotomy). ...Read more
Eczema: Eczema is a skin condition caused by inflammation. Atopic dermatitis is the most common of the many types of eczema. While the word "dermatitis" means inflammation of the skin, "atopic" refers to an allergic tendency, which is often inherited. Although atopic dermatitis itself is not caused by an allergy, eczema sufferers have a higher risk of developing other allergic conditions (like asthma or h. ...Read more
Is it true that after a certain age say 30 yrs, cells multiply slowly and hence skin conditions like psoriasis comes to control ..?
Not really: Your skin definitely changes over time (eg, it becomes thinner) and sometimes more susceptible to dryness and inflammation. However, it's difficult to predict that with age that your psoriasis will improve. In fact a lot of people develop psoriasis slightly later in life (eg, middle age). ...Read more
Can psoriasis be used as a cure or manipulated to use its fast skin producing cells to cure other diseases? For example vitiligo?
No: The 2 disorders are unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can someone please advise on conditions/diseases that have multiple skin involvement (psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema all at the same time)?
Unclear question.: Do you mean whether one can have (atopic) eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis at the same time? Since eczema is used loosely, it may mean a skin rash including allergic contact or irritant dermatitis, then the answer is that it can exist with psoriasis or atopic dermatitis (the latter actually increases the risk in developing contact dermatitis). Psoriasis does not co-exist with atopic eczema. ...Read more
Yes: Psoriasis is a papulosquamous skin rash. There are other rashes that may look similar and a dermatologist can help in the differential diagnosis. To clarify the different rashes the person will need an examination and sometimes a biopsy. This can help differentiate oen rash form another. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr blackwelder said in a reply, "please be aware psoriasis can be more serious than just a skin problem" how can it be more serious?
I have psoriasis on my head and each medicine i take helps a lot (xamiol/elocom) , but once i stop, the prosiasis comes back in days, how do I stop it?
See Dermatologist: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that may, among other areas, affect the scalp region. Depending on the severity of the psoriasis in general, and scalp psoriasis in particular, a dermatologist may use topical steroids and/or systemic therapy with medications such a Methotrexate or newer generation of medications generally referred as "biologics.". ...Read more
Sure.: The scalp is one of the most common areas of involvement for psoriasis; some people have it only on the scalp. First line of treatment is one of the stronger therapeutic shampoos containing tar, salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, or selenium sulfide. (keep it out of your eyes.) if that doesn't get it done, you'll need to see a dermatologist and get a prescription strength shampoo, lotion, or both. ...Read more
See details: The best option depends on the severity of the skin involvement. Often topical cortisone creams are adequate for mild, localized disease. Phototherapy is also valuable. For more severe disease, biologic agents such as strattera, (atomoxetine) enbrel, Humira and Remicade are extremely effective. ...Read more
Mostly like not: I am afraid that this would most likely not help. See your dermatologist for help. ...Read more