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Why Does Psoriasis Spread
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
Psoriasis can itch: There are many things that can make psoriasis spread and flare. Stress, smoking, alcohol, some medications, scratching, some infections (strep throat). Psoriasis can also be very itchy. If you are not seeing a dermatologist for your psoriasis, you should be. They can be very helpful in managing this difficult chronic disease. Remember, psoriasis has no cure. Bummer, I know. ...Read more
Control, not cure: There is as yet no cure for psoriasis, but we have lots of options for controlling it. "before it spreads" suggests that you only have it on localized areas, which means topical steroid creams and vitamin d derivatives may be all you need. If not, there are ultraviolet light treatments, oral drugs like soriatane, methotrexate, and cyclosporine, and biologic drugs like enbrel, humira, and stelara (ustekinumab). ...Read more
Psoriasis has spread to whole scalp this past year, how to prevent it to spread further? Will it? My father has it all over body and random patches.
See details: See a dermatologist and start treatment. There are very effective meds. ...Read more
How to determine if it is athletes foot, eczema, or psoriasis. I have been told all 3. It does spread, itches, and has small fluid filled bubbles.
Is elbow psoriasis contagious? I'm worried about resting my right affected elbow on surfaces (tables, etc.) as I fear I might spread bacteria on it.
I've had dry looking skin on a knuckle on my right hand I put lotion on it and it seems to not go away I am starting to get worried it might be psoriasis and that it can potentially spread.?
Many possibilities.: There is no way to know what it is without looking at it. If it persists or worsens, let a dermatologist look at it, make a proper diagnosis, and prescribe appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I have a birth mark on the back of my neck that over the past few years has became inflammed itchy red dry and flaky II have used t gel moistures olux foam and several others and nothing works. A doctor told me it was psoriasis but it does not spread
A biopsy may clarify: Psoriasis may not necessarily spread over long periods of time, so a lack of spread doesn't rule psoriasis out. A biopsy can help sort out psoriasis look-alikes from the real thing, and a combination of coal tar and light therapy with a dermatologist might clear it up for you. ...Read more
I have a little vitiligo on my glans that never spreaded with time. Father has psoriasis. Now I have neck and joint pain. Autoimmune disease?
Not necessarily: Most joint pains are not from autoimmune disease but from osteoarthritis. However if the joints involved are swollen and warm, then an autoimmune disease is possible. At this point, if Naproxen relieves the joint problem, you may continue with it. But if the problem gets worse, consult your doctor or a rheumatologist. ...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 more
Sorry but you don't: Sorry but we don't currently have a cure for psoriasis. We can offer various treatments to help you get the symptoms under control but that's not the same as curing you of this condition. Check out https://www. Psoriasis. Org/ and http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/psoriasis/ds00193 for more info on this condition. Then chat w/your dermatologist about what's right for you. ...Read more
Inherited: Psoriasis is generally inherited, though there are also many sporatic cases. It is an immunological condition that causes skin to be thickened and inflamed. It is not curable. Treatment is generally to contain the disease. If localized, it is generally controlled by topical steroid and vitamin d derivative creams. ...Read more
Don't know: The cause of psoriasis is still unknown. Many theories, no final answer. Genetics have been suspected, but twins’ studies showed no clear conclusion. Alternation of immune system or autoimmune disorder has been favored. Recent popular regimens like biologics are based on such understanding and actually presenting very promising results. Infection has been a known cause of certain type of psoriasis. ...Read more
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