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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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What does psoriasis usually look like?

Flaky red plaques: Flaky/scaly red (erythematous) thich plaques, from few mm to several CM in size. ...Read more

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What does scalp psoriasis usually look like?

Scaly red plaques: Scalp psoriasis can look like dandruff, except with thicker scales and often more red. This may sometimes be itchy. When present with dandruff, we call this sebopsoriasis. In mild cases, tar shampoos like neutrogena t gel shampoo can help--lather and leave in for 5-10 minutes before washing off, 2-3x a week. ...Read more

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What does psoriasis look like?

What does psoriasis look like?

Psoriasis: Psoriasis causes areas of dry, red, flaky skin called psoriatic plaques. These lesions can be found on many parts of the body, including the face, hairline, and scalp. Plaques are itchy and can be painful. Nearly 90% of people with psoriasis have plaque psoriasis. ...Read more

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What does psoriasis look like show images?

See AAD.org: Psoriasis is usually silvery plaques on knees, elbows, scalp on red base. You can see images at aad.Org or psoriasis foundation.Org. The latter is a self help group with excellent information. When you choose treatment your dermatologistccan discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Does psoriasis look like mosquito bites and itch?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. Psoriasis looks more large small to large red circular spots on the body that isn't usually raised. ...Read more

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Hello I developed raised red spots that look like guttate psoriasis around my torso after taking prednisone 1 year ago could u help please?

Hello I developed raised red spots that look like guttate psoriasis around my torso after taking prednisone 1 year ago could u help please?

See a dermatologist: Rebound psoriasis is well-known following prednisone, especially after daily, high dose, prolonged dosing. A dermatologist will diagnose and treat you. Is there a family history of psoriasis? Why did you take prednisone? ...Read more