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Can methotrexate treat psoriasis?

Can methotrexate treat psoriasis?

Yes. Agree, but....: Methotrexate can be very effective. However, the first studies raising the specter of liver disease came from psoriasis patients on daily low dose oral mtx!. The first pass effect is dangerous for the liver. Mtx cannot be adjudicated aqs an oral drug. Absorption is variable (40-90%), causes GI upset, and hits the liver first. I only use subcutaneous mtx once weekly. This is the safest! ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease that causes itchy, thickened, skin lesions on the skin, nail changes, and occasionally joint arthritis. ...Read more


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Can you treat vitiligo with oral corticosteroids?

Can you treat vitiligo with oral corticosteroids?

Vitiligo: Please go online and look up "vitiligo and steroids". There is no simple answer but you will recognize where the vitiligo is and how steroids may or may not be involved. Once you have understood much of the material please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I treat perioral dermatitis/eczema? I've tried topical corticosteroids, topical antibiotics and now the derm is prescribing anti fungal.

How do I treat perioral dermatitis/eczema? I've tried topical corticosteroids, topical antibiotics and now the derm is prescribing anti fungal.

Get 2nd opinion: Since you are not getting much benefits, consider seeing another dermatologist. Sometimes a certain kind of low-dose antibiotic may be very helpful in your condition. ...Read more

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How quickly can oral corticosteroids act on atopic eczema?

How quickly can oral corticosteroids act on atopic eczema?

Within Days: For severe eczema and/or exacerbation of eczema you should start seeing improvement in skin within a few days. If you have a severe flare make sure you are given a burst with a prolonged taper as eczema tends to flare right back up if oral steroids are abruptly discontinued. Make sure you are following eczema treatment plan with daily moisturization, bleach baths, avoidance of triggers, etc. ...Read more

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Can clobetasol propionate cream be used to treat acne?

Can clobetasol propionate cream be used to treat acne?

Terrible choice: This is a glucocorticoid. It will suppress inflammation just enough to allow the bacteria to overgrow and come back with a vengeance. This class of medications actually causes acne as a side-effect. Please. You're a responsible adult. If you're going to use a medication that should be used only on a physician's orders, get with a competent physician for acne treatment. ...Read more

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Can clobetasol propionate be used to treat ringworm?

Can clobetasol propionate be used to treat ringworm?

Using topical steroi: No. You need any antifungal substance to treat through ringworm. The problem is that only rarely is the diagnosis accurately made with the scraping and microscopic examination. You need to dermatologist to take a look at this to confirm and treat the lesions. ...Read more

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Can oral steoids help treat echzema?

Can oral steoids help treat echzema?

Yes, but....: Oral steroids will treat eczema, but they have other potential side effects, usually topical treatments are effective. Some topicals are steroids also, but those have potentially less side effects than oral, and there are other topical treatments too, like elidel (pimecrolimus). If you are always given oral steroids, get a second opinion, either a dermatologist, or a different dermatologist if you see one now. ...Read more

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Will fluocinonide treat yeast on face?

Will fluocinonide treat yeast on face?

Fluocinonide: (lidex) gel gel is a topical corticosteroid that can decrease inflammation, itching, dryness and redness of skin. If you have a yeast infection - you will likely need a topical antifungal medication. ...Read more

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Will desonide cure eczema?

Will desonide cure eczema?

Can help!: Desonide is a topical steroid cream that is used in certain dermatological conditions, and yes, eczema is one of them! keep in mind though that eczema is a chronic, recurring condition so it isnt tru;y a cure, but a treatment to keep it under control. Also, using mild soaps like dove, and thick moisturizing creams daily, like eucerin or cetaphil will also help keep your eczema under control. ...Read more

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Can triancinolone acetonide be used to treat tinea versicolor effectively?

Can triancinolone acetonide be used to treat tinea versicolor effectively?

Wrong choice: This is the worst thing you can do for tinea versicolor. It will encourage fungal growth long-term and risk damaging your skin in the process. With all the different kinds of stuff that work for tinea versicolor, you can find something that works. ...Read more

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Can clotrimazole betamethasone dipropionate be used to treat lichen?

Can clotrimazole betamethasone dipropionate be used to treat lichen?

Yes: It would help many cases of vulvar dystrophy and has anti-yeast effect as well. It should only be used sparingly and 3 times a week maximum. ...Read more

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What topical steroid cream do chemotherapy patients use for hair?

What topical steroid cream do chemotherapy patients use for hair?

Steroids: If you are asking whether topical steroids have any value for hair loss during chemotherapy, the answer is that they have no value in this condition. ...Read more

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Can clotrimazole Betamethasone dipropionate cream be used to treat psoriasis short term?

Yes - two medicines: The cream you have been prescribed contains two medicines - clotrimazole, which is antifungal, and Betamethasone dipropionate, which is a steroid (anti-inflammatory). The Betamethasone dipropionate component is more usual treatment for psoriasis but if the doctor wasn't sure whether there was fungus as a part of your rash, the clotrimazole makes sense too. ...Read more

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What will treat atopic dermatitis?

What will treat atopic dermatitis?

Treat itch, triggers: There are 4 basic principles to treating atopic dermatitis: 1: controlling itch with antihistamines, 2: good skin care for dryness, 3: using anti-inflammatory medications like steroid creams and elidel/protopic type agents, and 4: studying and addressing triggers (like food or animal allergies or chemicals that irritate sensitive skin, or superinfection with staph). See dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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Dr. Foead Geula
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more