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Psoriatic Arthritis And Swollen Glands
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
What do you suggest if my friend has psoriatic arthritis and his legs and ankles swell alot!what can he do to help the pain?
Psoriatic Arthritis: How about your friend sees a Rheumatologist, there are a lot of new treatment options like modifying anti-rheumatic drugs or anti-tumor necrosis factor agents such as adalimumab (Humira), etanercept (Enbrel), golimumab (Simponi) and infliximab (Remicade) which have made a lot differences recently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend has psoriatic arthritis and his legs and ankles swell alot! How can he alleviate the pain?
I have psoriasis on my scalp and parts of my body. Can this relate to the swollen glands on my neck?
Yes: If the psoriasis on the scalp is significant and irritated the glands in your neck especially in the back of the neck can swell. The psoriasis can also be secondarily infected. Treatment can include topicals such as taclonex, nclobex, dmasmoothe fx, and keralyt gel. If necessary injections in the scalp can help.Since treatment needs to be individualized see a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been having a swollen, red and tender toe for 2+ months. It is worse in the morning and after walking or standing. The doctor says its psoriatic arthritis. I've never had lesions. What should I do?
Psoriatic Arthritis pain on left hand no strengt throbs shaky hurts with movement feels swollen I put muscle cream like bengay what else can I do?
Psoriatic arthritis: Is muck like rheumatoid and other inflammatory arthritides, consult your PCP or a rheumaotolgist to learn about different medications, some which are psoariasis specific and may help joint issues concurrently some which are specifically for joint issues. Many advanced in the past few years with DMARDS have helped patients but need to understand risks and benefits. ...Read more
Friend has psoriasis on methotrexate. Labs CBC, cmp, tsh, ESR and ANA are normal. Starting to get joint pain but not red or swollen. What are chances to progress to psoriatic arthritis? Sees derm.
PsA: Tender, swollen and/or stiff joints red, itchy, flaky skin swollen and tender entheses (where muscle or ligament attaches to bone) pain and stiffness in the back and neck nail changes—for example, a nail that separates from the nail bed and/or becomes pitted and discolored morning stiffness general fatigue a reduced range of motion. ...Read more
Recently doc told me I have psoriatic arthritis. But all blood tests negative and never any swelling. Sounds reasonable?
Psoriatic Arthritis: No single test can confirm a diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis. But some types of tests can rule out other causes of joint pain, such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout. Diagnosis tests may include: x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (mri), rheumatoid factor (rf), or a joint fluid test. Rf is an antibody that's often present in the blood of people with rheumatoid arthritis, not usually psoriatic arthr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis. The arthritis can affect a few joints (oligoarticular), many joints (polyarticular), tips of fingers (dip only), the spine (spondylitis) or a severe deforming of hands (arthritis mutilans). Arthritis severity does not ...Read more
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