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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

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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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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Elderly mom has sunburn like rash all over except face. She looks like she has been on beach for a week. With psoriasis type scales on arms belly. Sev?

Elderly mom has sunburn like rash all over except face. She looks like she has been on beach for a week. With psoriasis type scales on arms belly. Sev?

She needs to be seen: By a dermatologist. In addition to psoriasis , the generalized rash could be due to many causes- underlying medical condition, allergic reaction to meds/ foods, autoimmune condition , toxic epidermal necrolysis etc let the specialist make an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment! hope she gets better! ...Read more

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Can psoriasis cause other types of problems such as heart diseases or blood pressure or diabetes?

No: Psoriasis is not known to cause any one of those you have mentioned it has effect on some peoples mind you take the treatment from your physician and minimize your concern over the condition..In fact you do what you need to do and stop worrying about it.This seems to be the best for its healing or recurrence. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have two types of psoriasis present on your body at once?

Is it possible to have two types of psoriasis present on your body at once?

Different appearnces: There are 3 major clinical types of psoriasis - namely plaque, erythrodermic, and pustular. It is unlikely to have combinations of these in any one individual but one can evolve into the other. It is important to differentiate among these three types since the treatment can be different depending on which type it is. Most people have plaque psoriasis but it can have many different appearances. ...Read more

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My scalp itches, has flakes, white balls and white pimple like bumps. I have tried every type of psoriasis moisture and dandruff shampoos nothing help

My scalp itches, has flakes, white balls and white pimple like bumps. I have tried every type of psoriasis moisture and dandruff shampoos nothing help

Get checked for: Other medical conditions such as contact or atopic dermatitis , diabetes, autoimmune condition etc bless u:). http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/seborrheic-dermatitis/ds00984. ...Read more

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Are certain types of people more likely to suffer from psoriasis?

Are certain types of people more likely to suffer from psoriasis?

Whites: White people have double the rate of psoriasis compared to dark skinned people in the U.S. Men and women are equally affected. Smoking and obesity are risks factors. ...Read more

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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

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What are treatments i can use long term for psoriasis? I have psoriasis on my face and want to know what types of treatments are available long term that are not overly expensive.

Psoriasis : Psoriasis is a chronic condition but fortunately there are quite a few options to help. Read more about psoriasis treatments at the link below for various types of psoriasis. I hope that helps. ...Read more