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Psoriasis Skin Disease
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
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. 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: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Truth: no cure: Psoriasis is a chronic dermatitis that can evolve or diminish over years. There is an autoimmune aspect that can involve a number of organs that can be more troublesome than the skin rash. Dermatologists and rheumatologists are specialized in treating this condition. See a doctor. ...Read more
No Such Thing: Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that effects the skin and sometimes the joints. There is no cure. If it is severe, some of the newer IV or injectable drugs can get you better control than creams, but there is no cure. Talk to a dermatologist about your options and make sure that your diagnosis is correct in the first place. ...Read more
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