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Will Antibiotics Treat 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, 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
Sometimes: Occasionally an uncommon form of psoriasis is guttate psoriasis which is small red patches scattered on the body. This can be assocated with a strep infection. It is important to treat with low dose antibiotics for weeks to eradicate the strep and the guttate psoriasis may go into remission for extended periods of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
19yo daughter, diabetic, has severe patch psoriasis on head. White, chick pea size lump arose. Dr. Gave antibiotics. Lump is smaller. Cure psoriasis?
Depends on severity: There is not a single best way to treat psoriasis. Mild psoriasis is generally treated with topical steroids and vitamin d derivatives. More severe cases are treated with uv light, and systemic medications. Goal of therapy is to keep the disease under acceptable control without causing too many side effects from chronic treatment as we do not have a cure for psoriasis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psoriasis: New medications that block an inflammatory protein called tumor necrosis factor (tnf) are becoming the treatment of choice for psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis. These include: adalimumab (humira), Etanercept (enbrel), golimumab (simponi), Infliximab (remicade). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dermatologist: There is a med school right in your town. You will not need to look far. Steroid creams are basic. There are a variety of other things. You need an individual evaluation. It is not your diet, not your nerves, not an allergy, not contagious. It is a genetic trait. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure, lots.: There are lots of excellent treatments for psoriasis, and almost all of them can be done at home. But all of the proven-effective ones require prescriptions. If by "home remedies" you are referring to non-prescription or "herbal" treatments, i'm afraid that, in 30 years of practice, I have yet to come across a single one that is safe and effective. Don't waste your money; see a dermatologist. ...Read more
What is the best way to treat psoriasis? And dose it really that there is no medicine to cure it yet? Please answer it ! ? !
No one way! Many!: Depends on type, severity, location, and many other factors. From topical steroids, to steroid intralesional injections, to oral medications, to methotrexate-oral or injected, to the tnf-alpha inhibitors-humira, enbrel, remicade. Others-cyclosporine, leflunomide. Your dermatologist will best guide you through these options! ...Read more
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