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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)

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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Can psoriasis be spread?

Can psoriasis be spread?

Yes: It is not contagious but new spots can develop on presently normal skin. A number of factors can be triggers including stress, strep infection, or wheat allergy. More extensive cases can be treated with ultraviolet light, internal medications or biologics. ...Read more

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How common is psoriasis?

How common is psoriasis?

2 percent: About 2 per cent of the population have psoriasis, most have a mild case which can be treated with cream only. More extensive cases can be helped with laser, sunlsmp or internal drugs. ...Read more

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How can you get psoriasis?

Inherited: Psoriasis is generally inherited, though there are also many sporatic cases. It is an immunological condition that causes skin to be thickened and inflamed. It is not curable. Treatment is generally to contain the disease. If localized, it is generally controlled by topical steroid and vitamin d derivative creams. ...Read more

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Do foods affect psoriasis?

Do foods affect psoriasis?

PSORIASIS: No. Cause is unknown. Triggers are: truma, infection, certain drugs. ...Read more

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How does psoriasis develop?

Don't know: The cause of psoriasis is still unknown. Many theories, no final answer. Genetics have been suspected, but twins’ studies showed no clear conclusion. Alternation of immune system or autoimmune disorder has been favored. Recent popular regimens like biologics are based on such understanding and actually presenting very promising results. Infection has been a known cause of certain type of psoriasis. ...Read more

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How do you treat psoriasis?

How do you treat psoriasis?

See a dermatologist: There is a med school right in your town. You will not need to look far. Steroid creams are basic. There are a variety of other things. You need an individual evaluation. It is not your diet, not your nerves, not an allergy, not contagious. It is a genetic trait. ...Read more

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Best control for psoriasis?

Many options: There are cream, ultraviolet therapy, and pills and injections. ...Read more

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What to do about psoriasis?

See your doctor: One of the best ways to manage psoriasis is to consult with your dermatologist. This chronic condition cannot be cured but symptoms can be reduced with a combination of trigger identification, lifestyle modifications, and medication or light therapies. Learn more at http://dermdocs.com/. ...Read more

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How can I treat psoriasis ?

How can I treat psoriasis ?

Home remedies?: If you are asking about treating psoriasis on your own...you can try olive oil applied to the plaques. A warm bath with epsom salts may soothe the itching. Vitamin A and D ointment can also be helpful. If you can see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis be hereditary?

Yes: 70 per chet of patients with psoriasis have a family member with psoriasis. It can be a parent, sibling or grandparent. ...Read more

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How can psoriasis be healed?

No Cure: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory condition that waxes and wanes. Treatment is generally directed towards control of symptomatic flares. Although no cure, there are many treatment options to help you stay reasonably clear. These include topical steroids, vitamin d derivatives, oral medications, phototherapy and biologics. Your doctor will recommend treatment based on the extent of disease. ...Read more

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What can I do for psoriasis?

Avoid triggers: Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that affects the skin, usually chronic where patients learn about some triggers for their flares, for example alcohol intake, stress, etc. Also there are multiple topical treatments and other treatments depending of where and extent of the psoriasis. I always mention as well other causes linked to psoriasis like HIV should be investigated. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis occur at any age?

Yes: Psoriasis affects males and females pretty much equally and can indeed occur at any age. However the most common age range to see it is between 15-35 years. It is the most common autoimmune disease in the us. It is not contagious and in many cases there is a genetic predisposition to develop the condition. ...Read more

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Should i let psoriasis dry out?

see details: I have no idea what you really mean. Wetting or drying psoriasis has no significant benefit. ...Read more

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How can I heal palmer psoriasis?

Difficult: Palmar psoriasis is difficult to treat with prescription creams because of the thickness of the skn. If it is localized injection of dilute cortisone can help. Otherwise the choices include the excimer laser for psoriasis or internal medications such as methotrexate, soriatane or biologic injections of enbrel, (etanercept) humira, stelar a etc. I prefer laser before internal medications. ...Read more

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How can I control my psoriasis ?

Several options: There are several approaches that are successful varying from phototherapy (ultraviolet light) to topical agents to biologic meds depending on the severity of the psoriasis. See a dermatologist to determine the best option for you. ...Read more

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How can psoriasis be transmitted?

It can't: Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, not an infectious one. It is not transmitted from one person to another. ...Read more

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Permanent solution for psoriasis?

Psoriasis: There is no permanent solution for psoriasis, there are topical medications and light therapy for bad cases, and now some biologics are also being used, see a dermatologist. ...Read more