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What can I do to help with the psoriasis on my hands?

What can I do to help with the psoriasis on my hands?

Many options: There are many effective treatments from light therapy to steroid creams to anti-folate agents to tnf Alpha inhibitors. Discuss the options with your dermatologist to pick a treatment that is right for your disease severity and comorbid factors. ...Read more

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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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I have psoriasis on my hands & elbows and fungus on my big toes. I believe this is related and an autoimmune issue. Besides creams, what r my options?

I have psoriasis on my hands & elbows and fungus on my big toes. I believe this is related and an autoimmune issue. Besides creams, what r my options?

Psoriasis...: ...indeed is an autoimmune disorder. Psoriasis is a complex disease that requires professional care by an expert, usually a dermatologist. There are several helpful treatments, including creams, oral medications,, and injections of immune-modifying drugs. Don't try to treat it on your own. If you don't have a dermatologist, ask your PCP to refer you to one. 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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What are the treatment methods for psoriasis on the hands?

What are the treatment methods for psoriasis on the hands?

Excimer laser: Topical steroids, topical vitamin d, and tazorac can be used on the hands as well as a combination product taclonex. Also steroid injections can be helpful and narrow band uvb phototherapy or excimer laser in the 308 wavelength can be used for hand psoriasis. Your dermatologist will discuss options depending on your history. ...Read more

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What kinds of treatments are commonly used for psoriasis on the hands?

What kinds of treatments are commonly used  for psoriasis on the hands?

Shots, laser: Usually a combination of creams containing steroids, vitamin d or retinoids can be used such as tazorac, taclonex . In addition phototherapy or excimer laser can be used at the same time to suppress or hopefully put the psoriasis into remission for a period of time. ...Read more

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I'm left handed and my psoriasis is worse on left side. Is there a connection?

Yes: The dominant side can often have worse symptoms as it is used more. ...Read more