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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld Dr. Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
28 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Is water therapy effective in preventing psoriatic arthritis?

Is water therapy effective in preventing psoriatic arthritis?

Does not prevent: Water therapy is a treatment for all types of arthritis but is not a cure. Also with psoriatic arthritis , i would be careful with water therapy. The water may have the potential to irritate the psoriasis. Talk to your dermatologist about this. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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How do you cure psoriatic arthritis?

How do you  cure psoriatic arthritis?

No cure.: However, virtually completely remmitable. Old drugs, sulfasalazine, steroids, cyclophosphamide, and the new tnf-alpha inhibitors-enbrel, humira, (adalimumab) reimicade can work exceedingly well. The treatments usually improve the psoriasis as well. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Laccheo Dr. Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
11 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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Dr. Jimmy Bowen Dr. Bowen
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
30 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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What can be done to cure psoriatic arthritis?

What can be done to cure psoriatic arthritis?

Psoriatic Arthritis: There are multiple treatments for psoriatic arthritis to control symptoms. It has also been associated with higher rates in smokers. Stop smoking if you do and see a rheumatologist for discussion of the best treatment for you. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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I know someone with psoriatic arthritis, what is the cure?

No cure, but remitts: Few people should face significant joint issues, if this most common of rheumatic diseases was diagnosed early and treated with remitting agents once diagnosed. If you have no sx, do you have disease? ...Read more

Dr. EVAN Leibowitz Dr. Leibowitz
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
21 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Is there a cure for psoriatic arthritis?

Is there a cure for psoriatic arthritis?

No Cure: But there are highly effective treatments. Some are pills such as methotrexate. Often, we now use biologic medications, like Enbrel, Humira, Remicade, or Stelara (ustekinumab). Most recently a new pill was approved called Otezla. A rheumatologist is experienced in treating psoriatic arthritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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What to do if i know someone with psoriatic arthritis. What is the cure?

What to do if i know someone with psoriatic arthritis. What is the cure?

No cure, but....: There are many effective treaments avaialble to put virtually all patients into remission. This condition is very commonly misdiagnosed. I would have your aquaintance see a rheumatologist! ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Is it possible to be put on methotrexate treatment for psoriatic arthritis & what was the outcome?

Is it possible to be put on methotrexate treatment for psoriatic arthritis & what was the outcome?

See details: Methotrexate is often a very effective treatment for psoriatic arthritis. The outcome depends on how well one responds to this med. About 70% will experience a good response. ...Read more

Dr. EVAN Leibowitz Dr. Leibowitz
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
21 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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What is treatment for psoriatic arthritis?

What is treatment for psoriatic arthritis?

Many good options: There are highly effective treatments. Often, we now use biologic medications, like Enbrel, Humira, Remicade, Simponi, Cimzia or Stelara (ustekinumab). These are injected. Some are pills such as methotrexate. Recently a new pill was approved called Otezla. A rheumatologist is experienced in treating psoriatic arthritis and can help. ...Read more

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen Dr. Bowen
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
30 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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What is the treatment for psoriatic arthritis?

What is the treatment  for psoriatic arthritis?

Psoriatic Arthritis: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/psoriatic-arthritis/ds00476/dsection=treatments-and-drugs.

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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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What are the treatment methods for psoriatic arthritis?

What are the treatment methods for psoriatic arthritis?

Biologics-last Rx!: Most patients do not need biologics, which should be reserved for the most severe cases. Sulfasalazine, co-adminstered with mtx is a good option, and very inexpensive. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What are some good homeopathic treatment for psoriatic arthritis?

What are some good homeopathic treatment for psoriatic arthritis?

Full case-taking: For a chronic condition like psoriatic arthritis you need a professional homeopath to thoroughly review your case. There are literally thousands of homeopathic medicines (remedies) that could be helpful to you at a deep level, to catalyze a healing process. Finding the ONE that's effective for you takes your willingness to describe your experience in detail to the practitioner, who will prescribe. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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What treatment options are available for psoriatic arthritis when the arthritis is only in the sternomanubrial joint?

What treatment options are available for psoriatic arthritis when the arthritis is only in the sternomanubrial joint?

Same as for PsA!: Psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis ccan affect these joints, causing much discomfort. They can be directly injected with steroids ( I do this frequently), and the meds such as methotrexate, sulfasalazine, azothoiprine, and the tnf-alpha inhibitirs should work well for you. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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What is the best treatment for psoriatic arthritis? I have been on remicade (infliximab) for 2 years and it has helped, but I hear and I am scared of side effects

What is the best treatment for psoriatic arthritis?  I have been on remicade (infliximab) for 2 years and it has helped, but I hear and I am scared of side effects

Psoriatic Arthritis: The gold standard for treatment of psoriatic arthritis is remicade (infliximab). Other biologic treatments include elbrel and humira. But all of the biologics have the same spectrum of side effects. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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I have Psoriatic Arthritis, Raised ALT (57), Raised Creatinine (1.27). I think I have Metabolic Syndrome. What is the first line treatment for this?

I have Psoriatic Arthritis, Raised ALT (57), Raised Creatinine (1.27). I think I have Metabolic Syndrome. What is the first line treatment for this?

Lifestyle: If you're taking methotrexate for the psoriatic arthritis, that may be the explanation. You're a 34 year old man and if you exercise, you're creatinine's fine -- when I was lifting weights every day, mine ran 1.6-1.8. Do this -- eat sensibly, trim down if you've got a waistline, and run several miles daily. Metabolic syndrome or no, it'd be a great thing to do -- and it's basic Rx. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Rosen Dr. Rosen
Pediatric Rheumatology
years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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How does a dr diagnose psoriatic arthritis?

How does a dr diagnose psoriatic arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis: The combination of psoriasis and arthritis on examination would indicate psoriatic arthritis. There is no blood test for it. In addition, arthritis with a family history of psoriasis could mean psoriatic arthritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick Dr. Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
13 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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In lay man's terms what is psoriatic arthritis?

In lay man's terms what is psoriatic arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis: Joint pain, stiffness and swelling are the main symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. They can affect any part of your body, including your fingertips and spine. No cure for psoriatic arthritis exists, so the focus is on controlling symptoms and preventing damage to your joints. Without treatment, psoriatic arthritis may be disabling. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Mund Dr. Mund
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
42 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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I have serious psoriatic arthritis, what to do?

Seek rheumatologist: There are many very effective therapies for psoriatic arthritis but they must be administered and followed closely by a physician familiar with the therapies and possible side effects. Find and see acrheumatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Douglas Mund Dr. Mund
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
42 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Is it possible for a guy to have an psoriatic arthritis?

Is it possible for a guy to have an psoriatic arthritis?

Yes: While it is more common for women to have psoriatic arthriits, as in many forms of autoimmune disease, men are very commonly affected as well in fact it is more common in men than rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
1,026 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
158 doctors shared insights

Ayurveda (Definition)

Ayurveda programs follow the ancient Hindu science of medicine, and offer a holistic approach to health with the goal to help people live long, healthy, and well-balanced lives. The programs focus on the three basic energy types (doshas) found in every person, and work ...Read more