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Severe Psoriasis Treatment
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 to do if I have severe scalp psoriasis. Any and all suggestions for treatment welcomed. I'm losing it?
What is the best over-the-counter medication for severe psoriasis to stop/relieve itching? Currently undergoing light therapy, condition worsening
Varies on severity: Small patches may respond well to various potencies of steroid cream, vit.D-like drugs, or vit a-derived meds. Larger areas of involvement may require immunosuppressant therapy like Methotrexate or new immune-modulator drugs like infliximab, etanercept, etc. The latter drugs have many side effects and precautions; so you should be under the care of a specialist in those meds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many Options: Psoriasis is a chronic skin and joint disease for which there are many good treatments. The choice of treatment depends on the severity of skin and or joint involvement and can be as simple as topical treatments or more aggressive systemic/injectable medications. It's important to know that there is no cure for this disease and we still do not know what actually causes it. See a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: The major goal is adequate control of the skin involvement. The safest meds are the topical creams but these are really only effective for localized disease. Phototherapy is also fairly safe. Methotrexate has some greater risk but can be very effective if other agents are not. Finally, tnf agent carry greater risk but are extremely effective for moderate to severe disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are many...: ...From topical steroids to vitamin d derivatives to ultraviolet light to methotrexate, cyclosporine, the biologic drugs, and many other options. A lot depends on severity, the areas involved, and how you feel about it. See a dermatologist and get a good evaluation and treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. ...Read more
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