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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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I'm starting remicade (infliximab) infusions for psoriasis, how will I feel after it?

I'm starting remicade (infliximab) infusions for psoriasis, how will I feel after it?

Fine: A very high percentage of patients i treat with Remicade do fine during the infusions and after. If we do get complaints from patients the day after a Remicade infusion they include headache usually controlled with tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) fatigue which may last a day or two. Rarely fever may occur again treated with tylenol (acetaminophen). Everyone is different so if something does not feel right, talk with the medical office. ...Read more

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I am suffering from colitis and psoriasis.What treatment should I follow.What about remicade (infliximab).Is there any permanent cure to this.My son will also have?

I am suffering from colitis and psoriasis.What treatment should I follow.What about remicade (infliximab).Is there any permanent cure to this.My son will also have?

For psoriasis,: Mutations in any of ~ 14 known genes confer susceptibility, with symptoms triggered by environmental factors, like streptococcal infections & stress. If you'e the only affected family member, your son's estimated risk is ~8-23%. If you're the only one with uc, his risk is ~ 15 x higher than the general population's. Genetic mutations in many different areas have been found in uc. ...Read more

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Psoriasis+psor. Arthritis..Methotrexate 15mg for 2 mos. Already+humira weekly..Dr say stelera no good for arthr...Says remicade (infliximab) or enbrel maybe..Ok?

Psoriasis+psor. Arthritis..Methotrexate 15mg for 2 mos. Already+humira weekly..Dr say stelera no good for arthr...Says remicade (infliximab) or enbrel maybe..Ok?

Nod to others:: Humira is a tnfa antibody, and is similar to envbrel. Remicade (infliximab) is an antibody to the tnfa receptor, so it works differently. But i would have tried you on leflunomide, and oral drug, before starting biologics. ...Read more

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My ins quit helping with my remicade, (infliximab) benn on it for12 years for psoriatic arthritis and crohns, .What are the conciqenceces of suddenly stoppintg remic?

My ins quit helping with my remicade, (infliximab) benn on it for12 years for psoriatic arthritis and crohns, .What are the conciqenceces of suddenly stoppintg remic?

You will flare: Stopping Remicade (infliximab) will very likely lead to a flare for the two diseases. I will assume you have a medicare advantage plan. A big mistake for anyone who requires Remicade (infliximab) or other infusables. Anyone in this situation must stay with traditional medicare and avoid hmos. ...Read more

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Found out remicade (infliximab) has mice proteins in it-maybe that's why reactions lately!Can any Dr.suggest ALL HUMAN alt. For psoriatic arthritis?

Found out remicade (infliximab) has mice proteins in it-maybe that's why reactions lately!Can any Dr.suggest ALL HUMAN alt. For psoriatic arthritis?

Reactions to remicad: Need to be evaluated: are they true allergic reactions or adverse drug reactions? and what type of reactions were they? Your doctor will have to decide on that. As for the proteins involved, human proteins can still cause reactions, if it is the case. Kindly confer with your doctor, this a complex decision, infliximab isn't a simple drug, and has to prescribed and monitored closely, good luck ...Read more

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After 5 remicade (infliximab) infusions im having more side effects?

Switch.: Remicade (infliximab) blocks the tnf-a receptor. Drugs like Humira an Enbrel are antibodies to tnf-a. I recommend switching to one of these ( i favour humira), since they work differently. Humira is the only one of the 3 that is fully human. ...Read more

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Getting remicade (infliximab) infusions; what were your side effects?

Getting remicade (infliximab) infusions; what were your side effects?

Various: Remicade (infliximab) is an anti-tumor necrosis factor monoclonal antibody. It can interfer with the activity of rheumatoid arthritis and crohn's and help patients. It does suppress the immune protection of the body and there are a long list of side effects: the most common is infusion reactions and increased risk of infections. We monitor you for these and others. ...Read more

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Had first remicade (infliximab) infusion for severe left sided uc.How long before I see any benefit?

Had first remicade (infliximab) infusion for severe left sided uc.How long before I see any benefit?

Can be soon or take: Can occur within weeks to several months. Many patients will need an increased dose, if only modest benefit is see. Discuss this with the dr. That inniated rx, or that plans to! ...Read more

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How come i get so tired and week after my remicade (infliximab) infusion? I also feel kinda sick. What is my body doing to cause this?

Your body is working: This is entirely normal after a Remicade (infliximab) infusion. The Remicade (infliximab) is an antibody and it's job is to go around and help destroy things in your body you don't want there. It's similar to what your body does when you have a virus and how that makes you feel sick as well - it means your immune system is working! ...Read more

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What is remicade (infliximab) infusions? What's in it?

See below: It is a tnf inhibitor agent that is used to treat a variety of autoimmune diseases including the ulcerative colitis that you report as having. ...Read more

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What should I know and expect before my first remicade (infliximab) infusion?

Not much: You just sit in an infusion chair for 2 hours. It is really an uneventful infusion. With subsequent infusions, these is a risk of infusion reactions. ...Read more

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What to know and expect before my first remicade (infliximab) infusion friday?

You will: You will an IV placed in your arm to receive therapy and you may receive some medications before you start like tylenol (acetaminophen). The Remicade will be admistered slowly. If you feel any unusual symptoms such as icthing, chest pain, etc, let your infusion nurse and they will probably slow rate down which helps. Typically you will in for about 3 to 4 hours. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Would it be ok going out of state day after having 2nd remicade (infliximab) infusion?

Remicade (infliximab): You can go out of town in developed countries(US),but would take a thermometer, for temperature.. if you do get ill, diarrhea, pains,fever,cough, during your trip seek attention within 24 hours at an urgent care/ER and always have your doctor's number with you when traveling. Immunosuppressed should best avoid swimming in lakes, oceans (oxymetazoline) (bacteria), dusty/desert areas(mold),sleeping on the ground ...Read more

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Is it necessary to take azathiroprine while taking remicade (infliximab) infusions?? What do the two drugs do to help you? Or help each other.

It depends: Azathioprine can reduce the rish of infusion reactions to Remicade (infliximab) and can inhibit the production of antibodies to Remicade (infliximab) that can compromise its effectiveness. However, it is not absolutely essential to take it while on Remicade (infliximab). ...Read more

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Remicade (infliximab) infusion make you lose your hair?

See below: It is is possible but the Imuran (azathioprine) and if you are on Prednisone that could be a contributing factor as well. ...Read more

Infusion (Definition)

An infusion implies a substance administered via IV 2 a person, such as blood (transfusion), antibiotics and pain meds or other meds. Some can be ...Read more


Dr. Jeremy Adler
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Infliximab (Definition)

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