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Whats a good treatment for psoriasis?

Whats a good treatment for psoriasis?

Varies on severity: Small patches may respond well to various potencies of steroid cream, vit.D-like drugs, or vit a-derived meds. Larger areas of involvement may require immunosuppressant therapy like Methotrexate or new immune-modulator drugs like infliximab, etanercept, etc. The latter drugs have many side effects and precautions; so you should be under the care of a specialist in those meds. ...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 treatment is a good for psoriasis?

What treatment is a good for psoriasis?

Many Options: Psoriasis is a chronic skin and joint disease for which there are many good treatments. The choice of treatment depends on the severity of skin and or joint involvement and can be as simple as topical treatments or more aggressive systemic/injectable medications. It's important to know that there is no cure for this disease and we still do not know what actually causes it. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is good over-the-counter treatment for psoriasis?

What is good over-the-counter treatment for psoriasis?

No such animal.: Unless you have very, very mild psoriasis - which might respond to Hydrocortisone cream - nothing available over the counter in the us is going to make much of a dent in your psoriasis. Sorry, but i've been doing this for 30 years and have yet to see an otc product work, other than skin cap, which turned out to have an illegal steroid in it. See a dermatologist; don't waste money on otc treatments. ...Read more

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Please describe a good over-the-counter treatment for psoriasis?

Cortisone creams: Options are very limited. Cortisone creams can help but if the disease is more than very mild you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is enbrel (etanercept) good for psoriasis treatment ? What is the best natural way of reducing psoriasis?

Yes it can be effect: Enbrel (etanercept) can help treat psoriasis if other therapy does not work. There are improtant guidleines and precautions before you can take it.. The best natural therapy is sunshine - but with caution because of he risk of skin cancer. ...Read more

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Would thermage laser treatment for face be good for psoriasis ?

Would thermage laser treatment for face be good for psoriasis ?

Thermage not laser: Thermage is radio frequency and is intended for the deeper structures of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Therefore, I am not familiar with its use for psoriasis and would not recommend it. Did someone else suggest it would work? ...Read more

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