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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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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?

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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How is psoriasis treated?

Anti-inflammatories: Modulating anti-inflammatory medications such as corticosteroids and coal tar. Light therapy is also helpful for dermal symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the psoriasis triggers?

Psoriasis Triggers: Psoriasis can be triggered by certain medications; by food and drink (alcoholic beverages are no-no's.) stress makes it worse. So stay calm . . ...Read more

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What are the causes of having psoriasis?

Unknown: It is a disease with more than just a skin abnormality.We know it is an "auto-immune" disease where the body is attacking itself and many treatments address this part of psoriasis.But bottom line is we do not know the cause.I'd suggest any auto-immune disease is worsened by stress. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of developing psoriasis?

POSSIBLY FEW: Psoriasis can be a difficult skin disease depending on its extensiveness on the body. One of the main problems is a patient's self confidence dealing with the disease. Arthritis can occur in 40 percent of patients with psoriasis. Skin lesions can get infected if open and bleeding or picked at for example. The good news is that there are now excellant treatments for the disease, . ...Read more

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Is there something in particular that causes psoriasis?

Is there something in particular that causes psoriasis?

Heredity: A genetic predisposition is what leads to the skin condition called psoriaisis. Certain drugs such as lithium can aggravate psoriaisis. In a few cases it can be associated with a strep throat or food allergy. These are triggers which worsen the psoriasis in susceptible individuals. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis be fatal?

Almost never: In a very small percent of very severe psoriasis there can be fulminnant cases which require systemic medications. In those cases during flares of erythrodermic psoriasis it is possible to develop systemic infections which in very rare cases be life threatening. ...Read more

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Is psoriasis genetical?

Psoriasis: Yes psoriasis can run in families but you can also get it without a family history. ...Read more

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Is psoriasis contagious?

Is psoriasis contagious?

No: Psoriasis affects up to 3% of the population, is common, has many presentations and levels of severity and is not contagious. ...Read more

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