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Tests For 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Wbc 2.2, neutrophil 1.0, RBC 4.4, basophils 0.01. What can be wrong with me? Is it dangerously low? Other blood tests seem normal. I have psoriasis
Not psoriasis: But you may be on medication for your psoriasis that can do this. Sometimes you can have cyclic neutropenia producing this without there necessarily being anything very serious, but would definitely follow up with the doctor who ordered this. A bone marrow aspirate and biopsy may be in order, depending upon your clinical presentation and the rest of the CBC values. ...Read more
I had a ERYTHROCYTE SEDIMENTATION RATEor ESR test done and my result was 9. I have psoriasis and am wondering what this result means?
Normal: that is a normal result. But it doesn't really mean anything in relation to your psoriasis. If you are wanting to heal your psoriasis, I would start with a different diet, usually skin issues have something to do with food allergies. You can start by eliminating 7 key foods that can cause problems and see if you feel better give it a month . Gluten, dairy, eggs, corn, soy, nightshades, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My regular md told me there is no test to see if I have psoriasis but reading answers here, I see you can do a biopsy test. What is true?
Both in a way: Your doctor is correct. There is no specific test for psoriasis. The diagnosis is usually based on history and physical exam. In atypical cases or if the diagnosis is not clear a biopsy may be done to rule out other conditions. Other than that, there are no specific tests to confirm or exclude this diagnosis. ...Read more
Hi I am having psoriasis. Recently I had blood test . Everything is normal except
25 OH VITAMIN - 12.9 ng /ml
E.S.R -20 mm/1 Hr
MCHC 35 %
can you suggest me something out of these figures .. Is it a condition for arthritis ?
Labs: Lab results are meaningful only in the context of the person. High MCHC in a healthy person may simply be a problem with the calibration of the machine or reflect that reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. I'd ignore sed rate / ESR. You'll do yourself a huge favor if you address the vitamin D issue -- sunlight, diet, supplements. ...Read more
I've had psoriasis for 22yrs, tests came back I have inflammation in my body. What harm could inflammation do in my body if I refuse methotrexate?
I m 35 yr old male, suffering from psoriasis since last 3 years. Recently got my sgot and sgpt done.the test value for sgot and sgpt is 48.32 and38.24?
Medication or liver: These elevated liver tests could be related to medications you're taking to lifestyle to liver infections, to alcohol to , to fatty liver, diabetes to name a lot of possibilities. Your physician will look at a lot of these possibilities to see if there's any problem that he or she can identify ...Read more
I recently increased my intake of Vit D to correct level highlighted in blood test. I think it is helping my psoriasis. What is the max dose? thanks
29y/o Male with psoriasis. in the past 6 years, always had high Uric Acid level in blood tests : 8.6 to 8.8 mg/dl. how do i find the reason and cure ?
Found in Psoriasis: Approximately 40-50% of people with Psoriasis have elevated uric acid. It is reported to be due to high skin cell turnover and impaired uricolysis. It can be lowered with uricosuric drugs and gout attacks treated with anti-inflammatories. Report in N.I.H./NLM. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should be the routine lab tests for a 70 yr old person with DM, Psoriasis and CKD? and how often they should be carried out?
My father has psoriasis. I have pain in joints. What tests should I do to be sure if I have pshoriatic or other type of arthritis or just hms?
I think my liver, heart and Kindneys are inflamed because of Psoriasis and PsA. What tests can be done to monitor Liver, Heart & Kidney inflammation?
Ive been feeling really tired lately, been suffering from anxiety,i had thyroid test done T4 was 1.10 and Tsh was 7.570 also have psoriasis,any help?
Hypothyroid: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your TSH level is consistent with low thyroid function and you should consult your doctor for replacement medication. Psoriasis and hypothyroidism are probably unrelated to each other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild Psoriasis sufferer, chronic pain right forarm & elbow. Blood tests 80 titre ana, positive anticentromere. Psoriatic arthritis or scleroderma?
Occam's Razor: Usually Systemic Sclerosis and/or limited Scleroderma is not characterized by arthritis like you describe. The typical biomarker the anti Scl-70 (anti-topoisermorase). Symptoms have to be put into context and better described than elbow and forearm pain. This one you should see a rheumatologist about. Dermatology would be useful as well. Best of luck! ...Read more
Face getting darker, small red rashes under the skin that look like blood clot, muscle pain. Can this be early signs of psoriasis? Is there any test?
See Your Doctor Now: Symptoms given do not point to a specific condition & is not consistent with Psoriasis: a genetic, immune related disease that causes thick scaly skin in specific distribution/joint pain in 30%. Labs given also non-specific. Description given of face rash may be petechial (low platelets) & with muscle pain could be viral. Further work-up is needed. See doctor now for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inherited: Psoriasis is an inherited inflammatory condition that waxes and wanes. Treatment is generally directed towards control of symptomatic flares. Although no cure, there are many treatment options to help you stay reasonably clear. These include topical steroids, vitamin d derivatives, oral medications, phototherapy and biologics. Your doctor will recommend treatment based on the extent of disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer