Top
10
Doctor insights on: Psoriasis Support Groups

Share
1

1
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

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Thomas Namey
1,001 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Is psoriasis more prevalent in men or women or any ethnic group?

Is psoriasis more prevalent in men or women or any ethnic group?

Psoriasis Men Women: Men and women are equally affected. However, it's rare for a man to develop it on the back of the scalp. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Any natural remedies or nutritional support psoriasis?

Any natural remedies or nutritional support psoriasis?

Zinc & Biotin. Sun!: Both have been shown to be depleted by the rapid dermal/epidermal transit in pts with psoriasis. More zinc is utilized in the skin than any other organ. Biotin helps with scaliness and desquamation. I recommend 100mg of zinc gluconate and 7500mcg of biotin per day. Sunlight in moderation helps clear psoriasis, but getting sunburned can cause it to flare. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
I want to know if there are any natural remedies or nutritional support for the skin psoriasis?

I want to know if there are any natural remedies or nutritional support for the skin psoriasis?

Numerous tried, help: Psoriasis-an autoimmune disorder involving outer layers of skin which heap up into itchy, nasty silvery plaquess, occur almost anywhere on body. Everything has been tried:apple vinegar dip; warm olive oil in scalp; liquid aspirin; aloe, cortisones, tar shampoos; epsom salts, mineral oil, spices. Plastic wrap concentrates up to 10x (caution). Genetics, emotions, stressful life periods all play role. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
Are any natural remedies or nutritional support for the skin condition psoriasis?

Are any natural remedies or nutritional support for the skin condition psoriasis?

None that work: In 30 years of practice, I have yet to find a single "natural" remedy that is effective for psoriasis. But there are lots of legitimate options, from topical steroids to vitamin d derivatives to ultraviolet light to methotrexate, cyclosporine, the biologic drugs, and many others. A lot depends on severity, the areas involved, and how you feel about it. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

6

6
Aren't type II diabetes and psoriasis co-related?

Aren't type II diabetes and psoriasis co-related?

Likely: See http://www.Futurity.Org/health-medicine/strong-link-between-psoriasis-and-diabetes/ also one medicine for diabetes seems to help psoriasis- pioglitazone. ...Read more

8

8
What to do if I have psoriasis i can't take it any more?

What to do if I have psoriasis i can't take it any more?

See dermatologist: If you haven't seen a dermatologist, you should start there. If you have failed treatments your dermatologist has tried, then consider seeing a rheumatologist who can prescribe you a either low dose weekly Methotrexate and/or a tnf-inhibitor, like enbrel, remicade, (infliximab) or humira. Thes are great, highly effective drugs that can clear up psoriasis if given at sufficient doses. Good luck! ...Read more

9

9
Have post inflammatory pigmentation from psoriasis. Concerned it won't clear? What do I do?

Have post inflammatory pigmentation from psoriasis. Concerned it won't clear? What do I do?

Some help!: Much of pigmentation problems is not do directly to psoriasis, but scratching lesions and getting secondary low grade infections. This is self-excorriation, and may occur during sleep. A compbiantion h1 and h2 blocker can help with itching. If due to severe psoriasis or secondary infection, skin "lighteners" can help. Laser therapy is also an expensive option! improvement will occur with time! ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Roth
310 doctors shared insights

Support Groups (Definition)

For information, resources, and support on specific diseases and conditions, see the links below. Additional local and national support groups can be found on the web, through local libraries, your health care provider, and the yellow pages ...Read more