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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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During light therapy for psoriasis, how many minutes does each session take..How long will I be under the uv lamp each time?

During light therapy for psoriasis, how many minutes does each session take..How long will I be under the uv lamp each time?

That depends: The duration of treatment for ultraviolet phototherapy depends on several factors including your skin type (how light or dark you are), the type of ultraviolet unit being used, the age of the bulbs, etc. The actual dosage of light in millijoules is a more accurate measure than the time which varies from unit to unit. The dose is gradually increased as your skin acclimates to the uv light. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the new uv light treatment did you take it home for psoriasis?

Can you tell me about the new uv light treatment did you take it home for psoriasis?

Narrow band uvb: Narrow band uvb can be done at home for protozoa.Units will cost at least 1, ooo for a 6 foot unit and more if it folds. Treatments are several times a week with increasing exposure. Units requires prescription and the time exposures planned by your dermatologist. See national biologic, for available models.Expect 20 treatments for clearing with2-3 sessions per week for maintenance. ...Read more

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Hi.. I want to know that the uv lights used to treat psoraisis is different to market available uv lights or they have some special feature?

Similar : The more commercial uv lights are usually more "powerful" as they better encompass the body and deliver more uv light in a shorter period of time (in comparison to "home" units). ...Read more

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I have psorisis I've been using floticazone cream for months is there anything else i an do? Uv lights is not an option im morbidly obese.

I have psorisis I've been using floticazone cream for months is there anything else i  an do?  Uv lights is not an option im morbidly obese.

Discuss with doctor: A dermatologist should be able to discuss other alternatives. Embrel injections have worked well for many people but it is expensive and covered by many insurance companies. ...Read more

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What is psoriasis?

Skin condition: Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition probably on an autoimmune basis. ...Read more

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What causes psoriasis?

What causes psoriasis?

Inherited: Psoriasis is an inherited inflammatory condition that waxes and wanes. Treatment is generally directed towards control of symptomatic flares. Although no cure, there are many treatment options to help you stay reasonably clear. These include topical steroids, vitamin d derivatives, oral medications, phototherapy and biologics. Your doctor will recommend treatment based on the extent of disease. ...Read more

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