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What Type Of Doctor Treats Psoriatic Arthritis
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
My boyfriend was 47 y/o & he has joints pain some water inside on it, his doctor said that it was psoriatic arthritis.What medicine he need and food?
Psoriatic arthritis!: Initial rx may be aspirating and injecting the inflamed joint, after diagnosis is verified, with a corticosteroid, starting and nsaid, and then giving him oral or subcutaneous methotrexate. There are many other things to use, but you can cooks this soup many ways! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i find a doctor who specializes in psoriatic arthritis? My rheumatologist said that i "may have a mild form of psoriatic arthritis". He recommended that i take nsaids and just watch for further changes. Do you agree that i just watch it, or should
No: A rheumatologist is an expert in managing psoriatic arthritis (psa). Nsaids are often an appropriate first line treatment of psa if the disease is mild and not causing permanent joint damage. If nsaids are ineffective, or if skin disease is severe, use of dmards like Methotrexate or biologics like tnf inhibitors may be appropriate. If your symptoms are not controlled, speak to your rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been having a swollen, red and tender toe for 2+ months. It is worse in the morning and after walking or standing. The doctor says its psoriatic arthritis. I've never had lesions. What should I do?
I took myself off methotrexate for psoriatic arthritis without my doctor knowing it. I was on arava and enbrel and my enzymes were slightly elevated. I want to see if psoriasis comes back. If it does and my enzymes go down, i will start start the medicine
No, bad idea: You are on the same team as your doctor. Use your doctor as a consultant to help you make the best decisions for your care. If you alter your treatment plan yourself, you are at the very least putting yourself at risk for a flare of disease, and at worst putting yourself into danger if your medicines require a taper to be done safely. Call your doctor now--tell him/her you'd like to stop your meds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mother having psoriatic arthritis. Who is right doctor for consultation and home remedies to get relief from the joint pains.
It depends...: The type of doctor you see determines the treatment she'll get. A rheumatologist will prescribe immunosuppressing drugs which can help but are dangerous. Homeopathy might safely cure her problem but you need to see a really good homeopath. For advice on home remedies see an ayurvedic doctor who will give herbs & advice re: diet etc.I advise trying homeopathy/ayurveda 1st, drugs if they don't work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor.: A rheumatology referral may be necessary, but a nsaid, with sulfasalazine and Methotrexate given once weekly are my first treatments. The biologics work (enbrel, humira, remicade) work, but are quite expensive, not generic, require prior authorization, and almost always require prior Methotrexate therapy. Leflunomide, azothioprine, and Cyclosporine are options, given by someone in rheumatology! ...Read more
Only peds rheumatolo: Psoriasis affect 2-4% of adults, psoriatic arthritis affect 30% of those a 20 month old child with psoriatic arthritis is very rare--arthritis in children are classified into multiple subcategories methotrexate the only commonly used-it slow destruction---enbrel, remicade, Humira has not had enough testing in children only a child rheumatologist can give you best guidance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis. The arthritis can affect a few joints (oligoarticular), many joints (polyarticular), tips of fingers (dip only), the spine (spondylitis) or a severe deforming of hands (arthritis mutilans). Arthritis severity does not ...Read more
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