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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)

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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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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Is psoriasis linked to other diseases?

Is psoriasis linked to other diseases?

Yes: Patients with psoriasis have a higher risk of developing skin cancers and cardiovascular disease. For this reason, it is recommended that those with psoriasis get general skin checks at least once yearly, and establish care with a primary care doctor to monitor cholesterol and be educated on heart disease prevention. ...Read more

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Is there a disease called black psoriasis?

See details: There is plaque psoriasis and psoriasis occurring in blacks but no "black psoriasis." you probably mean plaque psoriasis which describes the skin involvement as occurring in patches or plaques. ...Read more

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I affected in psoriasis disease, it is curable?

I affected in psoriasis disease, it is curable?

Psoriasis : Is a skin condition that causes skin irritation and redness. Is a long lasting , chronic disease with the remission periods. There are 3 levels of psoriasis: mild moderate and severe. Unfortunately there's no cure, but psoriasis treatments may offer significant relief. Rec.: see dermatologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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