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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
Have psoriasis&walk briskly daily. My toenails are brittle. Can cut toenails off toes nearest big toes with almost no pain. Is this due to psoriasis or walking? My skin is relatively clear. Need more med?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How to determine if it is athletes foot, eczema, or psoriasis. I have been told all 3. It does spread, itches, and has small fluid filled bubbles.
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?
How can I make my psoriasis nails look better. Right now my toe nails and finger nails look odd. My toe nails became thick and black.
Psoriatic nail: Cannot fight your "genes" the psoriasis is an auto immune condition. I've had some success with cold laser treatments on the nails. The blackness under the nail is most likely a fungus - the nail needs to be removed and an antifungal solution or polish should be applied to get rid of that problem ...Read more
Stiff knee in the mornings and evenings. Clicking all day and foot clicking. Have psoriasis. Knee keeps twisting also. I'm 29 and no swelling. Normal?
Arthritis?: Do you have psoriatic arthritis? Some patients with psoriasis have joint involvement. Clicking is worrisome if accompanied by pain & swelling. If not, then don't worry. Clicking in the knee is often from the kneecap moving in/out of typical position, a loose body or meniscus tear. Time to have a consult to get more help. If I can help, then join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a itchy, flaky "rash" on the outside of my ankle (for years-treated for psoriasis).& now my lower leg & foot are swollen.& my leg aches.
Psoriatic arthritis: Sorry to hear. There could be many things related or unrelated to your psoriasis. One related cause could be psoriatic arthritic at those joints. However, that inflammatory arthritis is better diagnosed by your rheumatologist. If you don't have one, may be wise to have your medical history, symptoms listed, and get a blood test with diagnostic imaging. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have, I think, psoriasis on my hands and feet. Shooting, burning pain in both 2nd toes & pain in foot pad just behind 2nd toes. What could it be?
Fascia and food: So much pain in the body is from repetitive injury to muscle and fascia that you might seek examination by a specialist who understands myofascial pain. The pain in your feet can come from your calves, feet, or even thigh and buttocks. Psoriasis and this pain can also be related to inflammation from your food. Stress may also contribute. Www. Blatmanhealthandwellness. Co ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My scalp is very itchy. I have used every dandruff shampoo at the drug store and it makes it worse. I do have very mild psoriasis on my knee and foot. Could they be related?
Also consider...: Lice! in my area it is an epidemic among grade school aged children. If you're around any children, it might be worth combing through your hair with a lice comb to see if any of the little buggers are there. If so treat for lice and you're cured! And....Lice prefer clean hair to dirty hair so this suggestion is no judgment on you! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible that psoriasis can cause toe nail fungus I believe I have psoriasis on my foot according to research?
Either one, or both.: When one has psoriasis on the skin, they can also have it in the nails. This is known as psoriatic nails. To complicate matters, one can also have a fungal infection involving the nail at the same time. This is called onycomycosis. So, as a result, you can have either condition, separately, or both, together. By nail appearance, both conditions can look very much alike, but treated differently. ...Read more
It is possible: Sometimes pain is pain and difficult for a patient to distinguish what precisely is responsible for the discomfort. ...Read more