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Psoriasis Vs Shingles
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 3 more doctor answers
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
Was prescribed otezla today for my P! How safe and effective is it for Psoriasis?! Hoping it works since creams have not last 10 years!
See details: Studies suggest it is moderately effective. IMO there are other biologics which are more effective ...Read more
My S. Calcium level came 8.4. Is this low? Can it be indicative of any underlying metabolic problem or Psoriasis?
Here are some ...: I would not get excited by solitary marginal reading of total serum calcium (with its normal range around 8.5-10.2 mg/dl. Instead, repeat it in 1-2 months and correlate its value with total serum proteins, especially albumen, as well as overall health, etc. to draw a sensible conclusion and suggestion out of this concern. Besides, invite a willing soul to move & push realistic living along... ...Read more
Sorry but you don't: Sorry but we don't currently have a cure for psoriasis. We can offer various treatments to help you get the symptoms under control but that's not the same as curing you of this condition. Check out https://www.Psoriasis.Org/ and http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/psoriasis/ds00193 for more info on this condition. Then chat w/your dermatologist about what's right for you. ...Read more
Psoriasis: Some patients find relief from their psoriasis after undergoing the ayurvedic process known as panchakarma. The problem is that the cause of psoriasis is genetic. The main medication that western cultures have to treat psoriasis are: topical steroids, vitamin d creams, and the biologics like enbrel, humira, stelera, and remicade. ...Read more
Psoriasis foods: There are certain foods that can aggravate psoriasis, nut cause them. Alcoholic beverages can often make psoriasis worse. If you think you may know of a relationship between a food and the increase of your psoriasis, stop the food and see what happens.To test your theory out, after you have no more lesions, and then try that food again. If you break out, you will know that is the culprit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psoriasis: Immunomodulator drugs (biologics). Several immunomodulator drugs are approved for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis. They include , Etanercept (enbrel), Infliximab (remicade) and ustekinumab (stelara) & humira (adalimumab). These drugs are given by intravenous infusion, intramuscular injection or subcutaneous injection and are usually used for people who have failed to respond to traditional rx. ...Read more
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more