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Is there any known solution for psoriasis skin disease?

Is there any known solution for psoriasis skin disease?

Many: Your dermatologist can help find the right medication. It can be a topical medication like a topical steroid or topical vitamind. It can be an oral medication or even a self injection like Enbrel (etanercept) which phil mickelson the golfer takes. You need an evaluation. ...Read more

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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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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is latest medicine for hcm(highper trophic cardio myopathy-heart diseases) and psoriasis(skin diseases)?

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

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What skin disease is it that has the same description of psoriasis?

What skin disease is it that has the same description of psoriasis?

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

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Is it true that after a certain age say 30 yrs, cells multiply slowly and hence skin conditions like psoriasis comes to control ..?

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

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Can someone please advise on conditions/diseases that have multiple skin involvement (psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema all at the same time)?

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

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How often can a girl have sex with psoriasis or a skin disorder?

How often can a girl have sex with psoriasis or a skin disorder?

No limitations: As often as she wants as long as the skin issue is not contagious. Psoriasis does not affect libido or performance and is not contagious. ...Read more

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Are there any permanent cures for skin psoriasis?

No: It is a life long problem which can go into remission with treatment but will come back in a number of months.The national psoriaisis website has information on various treatments that are available youccan disussc with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is there a skin reaction similar to psoriasis?

Is there a skin reaction similar to psoriasis?

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 more

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Head psoriasis treatment?

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

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How do you cure psoriasis on the back of the head?

How do you cure psoriasis on the back of the head?

Many Options: There are a lot of way to treat psoriasis, and a dermatologist can help you decide which one fits your lifestyle best. It should be noted that psoriasis can be driven into a lasting remission, but there is no permanent cure. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have psoriasis on your head. If so how do you treat?

Is it possible to have psoriasis on your head. If so how do you treat?

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

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What are some things one can use for psoriasis especially for the skin surface?

What are some things one can use for psoriasis especially for the skin surface?

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

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Might a liver cleanse help clear up skin psoriasis?

Mostly like not: I am afraid that this would most likely not help. See your dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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I am suffering from skin psoriasis, any successful treatment?

I am suffering from skin psoriasis, any successful treatment?

Many: The appropriate treatment depends of the severity of the involvement. Topical creams help mild disease, light therapy is a choice for more moderate disease and tnf agents such as Enbrel and Remicade (infliximab) are extremely effective for moderate to severe disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have psoriasis on your head and eczema on your face?

Is it possible to have psoriasis on your head and eczema on your face?

YES: Psoriasis cause is unknown, most often localized on the scalp, elbows, knees, etc. Eczema like contact dermatitis can set in the face if allergic to some cream. ...Read more

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