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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. Stephen Scholand
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Topical Antibiotic (Definition)

A topical antibiotic is a gel or paste used to prevent infections on the skin. They are often applied to scrapes, cuts, and insect bites. Any mildly open area may be a site that may be treated with a topical antibiotic. Typically there are three or four antibiotics that are contained within the gel or paste to provide the best ...Read more


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Will I need antibiotics to treat my psoriasis?

Will I need antibiotics to treat my psoriasis?

Sometimes: Occasionally an uncommon form of psoriasis is guttate psoriasis which is small red patches scattered on the body. This can be assocated with a strep infection. It is important to treat with low dose antibiotics for weeks to eradicate the strep and the guttate psoriasis may go into remission for extended periods of time. ...Read more

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Is it ok to put topical antibiotic on penis?

Is it ok to put topical antibiotic on penis?

Yes: Topical antibiotic is safe to use on external skin. The penis is external, as long as you do not let the topican enter the internal mucous membrane. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: topical antibiotic?

What is the definition or description of: topical antibiotic?

Topical antibiotic: A topical antibiotic is a gel or paste used to prevent infections on the skin. They are often applied to scrapes, cuts, and insect bites. Any mildly open area may be a site that may be treated with a topical antibiotic. Typically there are three or four antibiotics that are contained within the gel or paste to provide the best coverage to prevent infection. ...Read more

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Question benefit of using a topical antibiotic for acne?

Question benefit of using a topical antibiotic for acne?

Short term use OK.: Depending on the topical antibiotic, there can bee good effects on acne as one of the causatives for acne is p. Acnes bacteria species. Topical Clindamycin and Erythromycin alone do not retain their effect after about 3-4 mos but even benzoyl peroxide is consider an antibiotic and works well for long periods of time. Hence, pro-active is a hot selling item! ...Read more

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Does topical antibiotic cream help treat a mild pilodinal cyst?

Does topical antibiotic cream help treat a mild pilodinal cyst?

Shave instead!: Topicals have not shown definitive improvement, but shaving the hair in the area has! keep the hair shaved to one inch away from the cyst, and some people find that no other treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Can I use bacitracin topical antibiotic for a cut on my skin while taking accutane?

Can I use bacitracin topical antibiotic for a cut on my skin while taking accutane?

Yes: But Bacitracin has not been shown to be of any value on any kind of wound. In experimental studies, those using vaseline or aquaphor healed the same or better than Bacitracin when used on surgical wounds. Bacithacin is a common sensitizer. A few years ago it was named the allergen of the year. Same for neosporin and triple antibiotic. Wash the cut, then keep it lubricated. ...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


Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more