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How to cure psoriasis?

How to cure 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, (infliximab) 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 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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Will I have to take steroids to treat my psoriasis?

Will I have to take steroids to treat my psoriasis?

It depends: Not necessarily taking oral steroids but topical steroids tend to be a mainstay of therapy. Best to discuss any concerns about medications with your treating dermatologist and do not be afraid to inform them of any concerns you might have. ...Read more

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Do topical steroids slow the increase in surface area of psoriasis spots or only treat the symptoms?

Do topical steroids slow the increase in surface area of psoriasis spots or only treat the symptoms?

Topical steroids: are VERY TEMPORARY and not in this day and age the way to treat psoriasis since they do NOT treat the disease ONLY the symptoms (defined areas of the rash) There are a number of treatments which treat the whole body both "topical" (light therapy) and BIOLOGICAL systemic medications! ope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What's the best non-steroidal treatment for psoriasis?

What's the best non-steroidal treatment for psoriasis?

TNF agents: Tnf agents such as remicade, (infliximab) Enbrel or Humira are the best option for moderate to severe psoriasis. Methotrexate can also be effective. For milder disease phototherapy and/or coal tar based creams may help. ...Read more

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Its there a non steroid cream for psoriasis that actually works?

A few options: The main non-steroidal topical rxs for psoriasis are dovonex and vectical, which are synthetic vitamin d analogues, and tazorac (tazarotene), a vitamin a analogue (aka retinoid). There are also two topical immunomodulators (aka calcineurin inhibitors) called Elidel (pimecrolimus) and Protopic which are more commonly used to treat eczema. I share however your frustration with topical psoriasis therapy. ...Read more

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Please explain how do steroid creams help psoriasis?

Please explain how do steroid creams help psoriasis?

See below: Steroids are anti-inflammatory. Psoriasis is a type of inflammatory condition of the skin. Steroids suppress the inflammation and thereby reduce the redness and scaling which characterize psoriasis. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis appearing all over body more and more very day have tied various steroids now keeping me awake, effecting day life any advice ?

I have psoriasis appearing all over body more and more very day have tied various steroids now keeping me awake, effecting day life any advice ?

Beyond steroids: You're going to need 21st century treatment. There are a host of meds ranging from methotrexate to several other small molecules to the new biologicals. One will probably clear you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Had using steroid cream for psoriasis ruined my skin?

Had using steroid cream for psoriasis ruined my skin?

Not enough info: What do you mean by ruined? If you believe there is a problem, see a dermatologist to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What is best long term non-steroidal creams for chronic psoriasis of the body and scalp?

Psoriasis creams: Don't forget the value of moisturisers in soothing itchy dry skin. In many with mild psoriasis, it's all they need. Best to see a dermatologist to discuss the options for prescribed medications ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

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