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What Is Psoriasis Caused By
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would cause psoriasis only during the months of may through september? It itches severely when I go out in the heat or sun.
What would cause my psoriasis to change from being on knees and elbows to my feet and hands only. Also i was diagnosed with psoriactic arthritis?
Psoriasis foods: There are certain foods that can aggravate psoriasis, nut cause them. Alcoholic beverages can often make psoriasis worse. If you think you may know of a relationship between a food and the increase of your psoriasis, stop the food and see what happens.To test your theory out, after you have no more lesions, and then try that food again. If you break out, you will know that is the culprit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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