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Doctor insights on: Traumatic Spur Psoriasis Spell

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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)

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


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Could traumatic events spur a psoriasis spell?

Yes: There are no good research studies that prove a relationship between stress and psoriasis flares. However both patients and psoriasis experts have noted that there is likely a connection. Many of my patients have noticed psoriasis flares with increasing stress. The flares only serve to add to their stress. Stress reduction is always a good thing so in many ways it is a moot question. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis be spread?

Yes: It is not contagious but new spots can develop on presently normal skin. A number of factors can be triggers including stress, strep infection, or wheat allergy. More extensive cases can be treated with ultraviolet light, internal medications or biologics. ...Read more

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How common is psoriasis?

2 percent: About 2 per cent of the population have psoriasis, most have a mild case which can be treated with cream only. More extensive cases can be helped with laser, sunlsmp or internal drugs. ...Read more

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How can you get psoriasis?

Inherited: Psoriasis is generally inherited, though there are also many sporatic cases. It is an immunological condition that causes skin to be thickened and inflamed. It is not curable. Treatment is generally to contain the disease. If localized, it is generally controlled by topical steroid and vitamin d derivative creams. ...Read more

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Do foods affect psoriasis?

Do foods affect psoriasis?

PSORIASIS: No. Cause is unknown. Triggers are: truma, infection, certain drugs. ...Read more

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How does psoriasis develop?

Don't know: The cause of psoriasis is still unknown. Many theories, no final answer. Genetics have been suspected, but twins’ studies showed no clear conclusion. Alternation of immune system or autoimmune disorder has been favored. Recent popular regimens like biologics are based on such understanding and actually presenting very promising results. Infection has been a known cause of certain type of psoriasis. ...Read more

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How do you treat psoriasis?

How do you treat psoriasis?

See a dermatologist: There is a med school right in your town. You will not need to look far. Steroid creams are basic. There are a variety of other things. You need an individual evaluation. It is not your diet, not your nerves, not an allergy, not contagious. It is a genetic trait. ...Read more

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Best control for psoriasis?

Many options: There are cream, ultraviolet therapy, and pills and injections. ...Read more

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What to do about psoriasis?

See your doctor: One of the best ways to manage psoriasis is to consult with your dermatologist. This chronic condition cannot be cured but symptoms can be reduced with a combination of trigger identification, lifestyle modifications, and medication or light therapies. Learn more at http://dermdocs.com/. ...Read more

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