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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease that causes itchy, thickened, skin lesions on the skin, nail changes, and occasionally joint arthritis. ...Read more


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What treatment for psoriasis?

What treatment for psoriasis?

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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Treatment for chronic urticaria?

Treatment for chronic urticaria?

Chronic urticaria: can be very tough to control, but treatment modalities are present, different protocols are used, needs first to be diagnosed right as so many types are there, chronic idiopathic urticaria is only diagnosed after exhausting all possible causes, and still there's treatment to control it, takes time, and compliance is important, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area ...Read more

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Any curable treatment for inflammatory sacroilitis ?

Any curable treatment for inflammatory sacroilitis ?

It is remmitable!: Sacroilitis occurs in the spondyloarthopathies. It is the most frquent and early manifestaion of spinal involvement. It is entirely remmitable with current drugs available. It is a common form of arthritis seen in a rheumatology practice. Some patients remit and go off of medication, but in most, it recurs. ...Read more

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Is chemotherapy treatment for severe sepsis?

Is chemotherapy treatment for severe sepsis?

Confusing question: Chemo uses various toxic substances to target and kill cancer cells. We use antibiotics to kill the germs of sepsis.During severe sepsis we also use medicines to support blood pressure and fluids too support the normal needs of the body.None of these are called chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Is chemothery treatment for severe sepsis?

Is chemothery treatment for severe sepsis?

Chemotherapy : Chemotherapy generally refers to anti-cancer treatment. Severe sepsis refers to infectious diseases that have spiraled out of control making the patient very sick, and at risk for dying from the infection. Maybe there was some confusion here talking to the doc? Chemotherapy or "chemo" for short can weaken a patient as a side-effect of treating a cancer, such that infections can arise. Hope ur OK. ...Read more

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Could anti psoriasis treatment cure a fungal infection ?

Could anti psoriasis treatment cure a fungal infection ?

No: They are two entirely different issues with entirely different treatments. ...Read more

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Psoriasis causes and treatments?

Psoriasis causes and treatments?

Psoriasis: Long topic requiring a visit to a website: https://www.Psoriasis.Org/about-psoriasis/symptoms-and... About psoriasis symptoms and diagnosis. This should answer any and all questions you may have about psoriasis. ...Read more

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Could rosacea treatment cure redness from acne?

Could rosacea treatment cure redness from acne?

Maybe: Most of the treatments for rosacea are for the pimples that occur with it. They usually don't help the redness. There is a new drug, Mirvaso, that constricts blood vessels and helps the redness of rosacea. Although not approved for acne, it might help the redness there also. ...Read more

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Head psoriasis treatment?

Head psoriasis treatment?

See Dermatologist: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that may, among other areas, affect the scalp region. Depending on the severity of the psoriasis in general, and scalp psoriasis in particular, a dermatologist may use topical steroids and/or systemic therapy with medications such a Methotrexate or newer generation of medications generally referred as "biologics.". ...Read more

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Anybody prescribed puva treatment to treat skin disorders?

Anybody prescribed puva treatment to treat skin disorders?

Not any more, mostly: Puva stands for "psoralen plus ultraviolet-a" - you take a drug called psoralen, which sensitizes your skin to long-wave uv light, then you go in a uv light box. It was used to treat psoriasis and other skin diseases, but in recent years it has largely been replaced by narrow-band uvb light treatment, which works better and avoids the risks of psoralen, such as sunburn and cataracts. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for erythrodermic psoriasis?

Biologics: Methotrexate, Cyclosporine and biologics such as Enbrel , humira, stelara (ustekinumab) can be used to treat erythrodermic psoriaisis. The skn is red without the typical scales seen in plaque psoriasis. Methotrexate can be used initially and then depending on response transtioned to biologics. It is best to avoid systemic steroids because psoriasis will flare when they are stopped. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for severe psoriasis to stop/relieve itching? Currently undergoing light therapy, condition worsening

What is the best over-the-counter medication for severe psoriasis to stop/relieve itching? Currently undergoing light therapy, condition worsening

There is none.: If your psoriasis does not respond to light therapy, it is time to consider starting tnf agents. These almost always are dramatically effective. Discuss this with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is treatment for severe enteritis ?

What is treatment for severe enteritis ?

Enteritis: is a nonspecific term implying inflammation of the bowel. There are numerous potential causes, so treatment depends on determining and addressing the specific cause. So there is really not enough info for an answer. ...Read more

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Treatments for sporiasis artritis?

Treatments for sporiasis artritis?

See rheum : Psoriatic arthritis. A rheumatologist. An evaluate you best and determine your treatment. ...Read more

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What the best treatment for autoimmun deseas like ichtyosis or psoriasis?

See below: Psoriasis: topicals, phototherapy and systemics like biologic response modifier enbrel (etanercept). Ichthyosis is an autosomal dominantly inherited condition. Treatment includes: prescribing specialized creams or ointments to help moisturize the skin, get rid of dead skin and help control inflammation and itching. Ingredients: Lactic Acid or other Alpha hydroxy acids and retinoids. ...Read more

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Treatment for chronic pompholyx eczema on my hands. Photochemotherapy in 2008. Chronic symptoms occuring. Have tried diet changes naturak therapies.

Treatment for chronic pompholyx eczema on my hands. Photochemotherapy in 2008. Chronic symptoms occuring.  Have tried diet changes naturak therapies.

See a dermatologist: No "natural" remedies will help you. This is a meaningless term used to reel in the suckers. You probably need clobetasol cream. Don't smoke. Avoid more than 1 alcohol drink per day. ...Read more

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Treatment for cellulitis Extreme infection ?

Treatment  for cellulitis
Extreme infection ?

Need details: Cellulitis is a serious bacterial infection. Antibiotic is useful. The term is frequently used when poorly-informed DR's notice red, swollen skin. Eczema, stasis dermatitis, contact dermatitis are much more common than cellulitis and require very different therapy. If it is itchy rather than painful, if there is no fever, if there is clear discharge instead of pus, bet on something other than cell ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for severe psoriasis to stop/relieve itching? Currently undergoing light therapy, condition worsening

There is none.: If your psoriasis does not respond to light therapy, it is time to consider starting tnf agents. These almost always are dramatically effective. Discuss this with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What treatment for psoriasis?

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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Best treatment for psoriasis?

Best treatment for psoriasis?

Many Options: Psoriasis is a complex disease with a wide range of presentations and severity. Treatments must be tailored to the individual patient according to their disease severity, coexisting medical problems (other health problems, if any), and ability to comply with the treatment. The best treatment for you is out there, but you must see a dermatologist who will tailor the treatment specifically for you. ...Read more

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Are there treatment for psoriasis ?

Yes: There are several treatments for psoriasis, depending on it's severity and other symptoms. But there is no cure. Treatment has to be continued and the condition will come back when treatment terminated or worsen with stress. ...Read more

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Whats a good treatment for psoriasis?

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 more

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What treatment is a good for psoriasis?

What treatment is a good for psoriasis?

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 more

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What is th best treatment for psoriasis?

Depends: It depends on the patient and your other health conditions as this often determines what medications you can take. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for psoriasis?

Psoriasis: There is no "best" treatment. It all depends on how severe your disease is and how much risk, expense and hassle you wish to undergo to achieve optimum results. ...Read more

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What is the best at home treatment for psoriasis?

Tanning bed: Because you said "home treatment". Obviously there are a number of topical creams (related to retin-a, corticosteroids, coal tar, and vitamin d -- for instance). As far as home remedies: tanning is favored, but only insofar as to avoid sunburning. If you overdue the tanning bed you can run the risk of skin leathering or skin cancer, but skin was "invented" anticipating regular sun exposure. ...Read more

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Is it a new treatment in the market for psoriasis?

Is it a new treatment in the market for psoriasis?

Psoriasis: There are many therapies for psoriasis. Your dermatologist would best be able to answer this. http://www.aad.org/skin-conditions/dermatology-a-to-z/psoriasis. ...Read more

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What treatment options are available for psoriasis?

What treatment options are available for psoriasis?

Soriatane (acitretin): Also named acitretin, is a retinoid used orally to treat psoriasis. Also, mometasone cream. Best to consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Sir suffering from psoriasis recommend treatment age 20?

Sir suffering from psoriasis recommend treatment age 20?

Cannot answer: Until a dermatologist evaluates how much psoriasis you have on your body and whether or not you have any arthritis of your joints a specific type of treatment cannot be recommended. ...Read more

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Was is the safest long term systemic treatment for psoriasis?

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. ...Read more

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What is the safest systemic treatment for psoriasis that can be taken long term?

What is the safest systemic treatment for psoriasis that can be taken long term?

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 more

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