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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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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.

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

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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?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Is it possible that psoriasis can cause toe nail fungus I believe I have psoriasis on my foot according to research?

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

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How to know it is psoriaris or toenail fungus?

A specimen of: The nail gets sent to the lab and viewed under a microscope. Psoriatic nails may have pitting in them. ...Read more

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Can foot pain from tendonitis feel the same as foot pain from psoriatic arthritis?

It is possible: Sometimes pain is pain and difficult for a patient to distinguish what precisely is responsible for the discomfort. ...Read more

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