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What treatment for psoriasis?

What treatment for psoriasis?

There are many...: ...From topical steroids to vitamin d derivatives to ultraviolet light to methotrexate, cyclosporine, the biologic drugs, and many other options. A lot depends on severity, the areas involved, and how you feel about it. See a dermatologist and get a good evaluation and treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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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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Best treatment for psoriasis?

Best treatment for psoriasis?

Many Options: Psoriasis is a complex disease with a wide range of presentations and severity. Treatments must be tailored to the individual patient according to their disease severity, coexisting medical problems (other health problems, if any), and ability to comply with the treatment. The best treatment for you is out there, but you must see a dermatologist who will tailor the treatment specifically for you. ...Read more

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Are there treatment for psoriasis ?

Are there treatment for  psoriasis ?

Yes: There are several treatments for psoriasis, depending on it's severity and other symptoms. But there is no cure. Treatment has to be continued and the condition will come back when treatment terminated or worsen with stress. ...Read more

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Whats a good treatment for psoriasis?

Varies on severity: Small patches may respond well to various potencies of steroid cream, vit.D-like drugs, or vit a-derived meds. Larger areas of involvement may require immunosuppressant therapy like Methotrexate or new immune-modulator drugs like infliximab, etanercept, etc. The latter drugs have many side effects and precautions; so you should be under the care of a specialist in those meds. ...Read more

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What treatment is a good for psoriasis?

What treatment is a good for psoriasis?

Many Options: Psoriasis is a chronic skin and joint disease for which there are many good treatments. The choice of treatment depends on the severity of skin and or joint involvement and can be as simple as topical treatments or more aggressive systemic/injectable medications. It's important to know that there is no cure for this disease and we still do not know what actually causes it. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is th best treatment for psoriasis?

Depends: It depends on the patient and your other health conditions as this often determines what medications you can take. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for psoriasis?

What's the best treatment for psoriasis?

Psoriasis: There is no "best" treatment. It all depends on how severe your disease is and how much risk, expense and hassle you wish to undergo to achieve optimum results. ...Read more

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What is the best at home treatment for psoriasis?

Tanning bed: Because you said "home treatment". Obviously there are a number of topical creams (related to retin-a, corticosteroids, coal tar, and vitamin d -- for instance). As far as home remedies: tanning is favored, but only insofar as to avoid sunburning. If you overdue the tanning bed you can run the risk of skin leathering or skin cancer, but skin was "invented" anticipating regular sun exposure. ...Read more

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Is it a new treatment in the market for psoriasis?

Is it a new treatment in the market for psoriasis?

Psoriasis: There are many therapies for psoriasis. Your dermatologist would best be able to answer this. http://www.aad.org/skin-conditions/dermatology-a-to-z/psoriasis. ...Read more

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What treatment options are available for psoriasis?

What treatment options are available for psoriasis?

Soriatane (acitretin): Also named acitretin, is a retinoid used orally to treat psoriasis. Also, mometasone cream. Best to consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Sir suffering from psoriasis recommend treatment age 20?

Sir suffering from psoriasis recommend treatment age 20?

Cannot answer: Until a dermatologist evaluates how much psoriasis you have on your body and whether or not you have any arthritis of your joints a specific type of treatment cannot be recommended. ...Read more

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Was is the safest long term systemic treatment for psoriasis?

Varies on severity: Small patches may respond well to various potencies of steroid cream, vit.D-like drugs, or vit a-derived meds. Larger areas of involvement may require immunosuppressant therapy like Methotrexate or new immune-modulator drugs like infliximab, etanercept, etc. The latter drugs have many side effects and precautions; so you should be under the care of a specialist in those. ...Read more

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What is the safest systemic treatment for psoriasis that can be taken long term?

What is the safest systemic treatment for psoriasis that can be taken long term?

It depends: The major goal is adequate control of the skin involvement. The safest meds are the topical creams but these are really only effective for localized disease. Phototherapy is also fairly safe. Methotrexate has some greater risk but can be very effective if other agents are not. Finally, tnf agent carry greater risk but are extremely effective for moderate to severe disease. ...Read more

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Will using too many products at a time for psoriasis mess up the treatment process?

Possibly: It depends on what products are being used. I would urged consultation with a dermatologist to coordinate care and prevent use of unnecessary or inappropriate treatments. ...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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What the best treatment for autoimmun deseas like ichtyosis or psoriasis?

See below: Psoriasis: topicals, phototherapy and systemics like biologic response modifier enbrel (etanercept). Ichthyosis is an autosomal dominantly inherited condition. Treatment includes: prescribing specialized creams or ointments to help moisturize the skin, get rid of dead skin and help control inflammation and itching. Ingredients: Lactic Acid or other Alpha hydroxy acids and retinoids. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for nail psoriasis?

Is there any treatment for nail psoriasis?

Yes: The best treatment is to discontinue tobacco use as that makes psoriasis worse. Biologics such as enbrel, humira, strattera (atomoxetine) can be very effective. ...Read more

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