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Skin Condition Psoriasis
What is recommended to help to find anti-bodies and kill them in case of skin condition psoriasis?
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
None that work: In 30 years of practice, I have yet to find a single "natural" remedy that is effective for psoriasis. But there are lots of legitimate options, from topical steroids to vitamin d derivatives to ultraviolet light to methotrexate, cyclosporine, the biologic drugs, and many others. A lot depends on severity, the areas involved, and how you feel about it. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
Does early psa with spinal involvement without the skin condition mean a severe psoriasis attack in future?
Is it possible for someone to have psoriatic arthritis without ever having the skin condition? Specially if a parent has psoriasis?
I have PsA but not the skin condition, there's a family history of both. Do all patients with Psoriatic arthitis develop the skin condition?
No: Some people only get the arthritis. Sometimes the psoriatic skin condition comes years after the arthritis starts. I am very careful before I diagnose PSA in a patient without psoriasis. For me, a very careful detailed history from the patient and physical exam are helpful in this situation. ...Read more
Eczema: Eczema is a skin condition caused by inflammation. Atopic dermatitis is the most common of the many types of eczema. While the word "dermatitis" means inflammation of the skin, "atopic" refers to an allergic tendency, which is often inherited. Although atopic dermatitis itself is not caused by an allergy, eczema sufferers have a higher risk of developing other allergic conditions (like asthma or h. ...Read more
Chest papules: May be eczema, folliculitis ( inflammation of hair follicles), fungus ( usually not raised) or psoriasis or other. keep clean and dry wash 2 x a day with soap and water or hibiclens(OTC washing solution used inhsopitals can get in CVS) and water, follow up with doc as may need topical antibiotics like mupirocin or antifungal like lotrisone. ...Read more
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