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How to cure psoriasis?

How to cure 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 more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

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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I have psoriasis on my toenail. It's very thick. Will it grow back to normal?

I have psoriasis on my toenail. It's very thick. Will it grow back to normal?

Possibly: The psoriasis needs to be treated for the toenail t improve. If only one toenail is involved, make certain it is not simply related to a fungal infection. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a mild case of psoriasis on several toenails without any skin symptoms?

Is it normal to have a mild case of psoriasis on several toenails without any skin symptoms?

Yes: With mild cases of psoriais, you can develop this in just the toenails as this makes the nails weaker and prone to a fungus infection. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my psoriasis?Have it on my scalp, face, groin & all my finger & toenails. I've tried all the usual & now got an ingrowing toe nail

How can I get rid of my psoriasis?Have it on my scalp, face, groin & all my finger & toenails. I've tried all the usual & now got an ingrowing toe nail

No cure exists: But there may be ways to get relief. Here are good links and a dermatologist can advise on do's ; dont's. There are patient forums too. Sorry, and good luck. Sometimes it does go into remission on its own. Check out https://www.Psoriasis.Org/ and http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/psoriasis/ds00193 for more info on this condition. ...Read more

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Can my psoriasis cause strange symptoms to appear on my foot?

Can my psoriasis cause strange symptoms to appear on my foot?

It might: Psoriasis can appear on the foot, cause deformities and destruction of the nail(s), and cause arthritis in some cases. ...Read more

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After a sunburn I had a spot on foot that never tanned, derm says vitiligo! slowly spreading, any way to stop it?I also have psoriasis so I tan, stop?

After a sunburn I had a spot on foot that never tanned, derm says vitiligo! slowly spreading, any way to stop it?I also have psoriasis so I tan, stop?

Talk to derm: Vitiligo may be from destruction of the melanin-producing cells from a severe burn or may be from an autoimmune disorder. UVB-NB treatment used for psoriasis may also help vitiligo. Talk to your dermatologist about it. ...Read more

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How should I get rid of foot or ankle swelling from psoriasis?

How should I get rid of foot or ankle swelling from psoriasis?

Elevation of feet/le: Elevation of feet and lower legs on pillows, especially at night while asleep, then applying support hose before getting out of bed in am, to prevent swelling during the day. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more