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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
My husband has psoriasis; what types of alternative medicines are there to help? #nqlu he has been on creams, oral meds, photo therapy (it worked the first time about 15 years ago). Now no luck with the light therapy. Please help.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer