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What is recommended to help to find anti-bodies and kill them in case of skin condition psoriasis?

What is recommended to help to find anti-bodies and kill them in case of skin condition psoriasis?

See below: We currently have no commericially available antibodies that are used to diagnose psoriasis. The current biologic medications available to treat psoriasis target an inflammatory molecule as well as its receptor. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

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


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Are any natural remedies or nutritional support for the skin condition psoriasis?

Are any natural remedies or nutritional support for the skin condition psoriasis?

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

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Does early psa with spinal involvement without the skin condition mean a severe psoriasis attack in future?

Does early psa with spinal involvement without the skin condition mean a severe psoriasis attack in future?

No: Joint and skin severity are not related. More aggressive arthritis does not lead to more severe skin involvement and increased skin involvement does not increase the risk of arthritis. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to have psoriatic arthritis without ever having the skin condition? Specially if a parent has psoriasis?

Is it possible for someone to have psoriatic arthritis without ever having the skin condition? Specially if a parent has psoriasis?

Yes: It is possible to have psoriatic arthritis without skin lesions, but sometimes careful searching of the scalp or other areas make pick up a patch. It, s also true that not all patients with psoriasis get arthritis. Family history is important. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is there any known solution for psoriasis skin disease?

Is there any known solution for psoriasis skin disease?

Many: Your dermatologist can help find the right medication. It can be a topical medication like a topical steroid or topical vitamind. It can be an oral medication or even a self injection like Enbrel (etanercept) which phil mickelson the golfer takes. You need an evaluation. ...Read more

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What skin disease is it that has the same description of psoriasis?

What skin disease is it that has the same description of psoriasis?

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

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How often can a girl have sex with psoriasis or a skin disorder?

How often can a girl have sex with psoriasis or a skin disorder?

No limitations: As often as she wants as long as the skin issue is not contagious. Psoriasis does not affect libido or performance and is not contagious. ...Read more

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How rare is the skin condition morphia?

How rare is the skin condition morphia?

Morphea scleroderma: "Morphea is a relatively uncommon disorder that affects adults and children [1-4]. The annual incidence of morphea was approximately 3 per 100,000 people in a population in the United States between 1960 and 1993". http://www.uptodate.com/contents/pathogenesis-clinical-manifestations-and-diagnosis-of-morphea-localized-scleroderma-in-adults ...Read more

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My question is what causes freckles, is it a skin condition?

My question is what causes freckles, is it a skin condition?

Mutations: The genetics are being worked out. Each freckle is a clone of melanocytes bearing a mutation that makes them more prone to produce pigment. The ability to get / expressed these mutations is itself genetic. If you've got freckles, enjoy them. They are endearing and a majority of your friends like them. ...Read more