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Will Steroids Treat Psoriasis
Scar treatment can be defined as any intervention performed on a scar. This can vary from simple treatments such as topical massage or tape or silicone gel sheeting/ointment proceeding up to progressively more aggressive and invasive treatments ranging from external energy application (ultrasound, laser, light, radifrequency, etc) up to injections, radiation therapy, surgery ...Read more
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
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
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 ?
Hello, I think I have psoriasis, Tried everything but nothing expect steroid cream while using helps. I want most natural product to help me with this?
Good luck: Topical steroids of varying strengths & topical vitamen D can help mild psoriasis. Moderate to severe psoriasis &/or psoriatic arthritis can be significantly improved & cleared with biologics. As 'natural' treatment you can stop smoking & drinking alcohol (if you do either) But first you need a correct diagnosis ...Read more
If i get psoriasis on a tattoo will steroid creams and the psoriasis itself mess up the tattoo permanently?
Strep 3 times this year have psoriasis and had a outbreak about 2 months ago got steroid shot made it worse now spots everywhere itches bad what to do?
Check it out: See your doc and holistic healthcare practitioner. ...Read more
Will fractional laser to my face aggravate my formerly aggressive scalp psoriasis? Am on maintenance steroid topical drops.
Chrons, Psoriasis, and Hashimotos, and a very excrutiating flare of recent migraines, taken major steroids x 3 yrs - possible AVN of right hip?
They are all related: Your Crohn's, psoriasis, and Hashimoto's are extremely related issues. I am certainly against long term steroid use, since many other agents exist without the long term side-effects of steroids, AVN being one. You need to come off steroids if still on and use other drugs to control Crohn's and psoriasis. I see from your med list that your hypothyroidism is being treated! I also saw no question! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Itchy pink blotches on scalp for 3 weeks. Dermatologists don't think it's psoriasis & it doesn't really look like psoriasis. Have used steroid cream for 2 weeks but it hasn't changed. What could it be
Psoriasis- method for patient to estimate plaque coverage? Dr. recs tanning bed, but is that along with topical steroid & vit D? How much tanning?
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A pharmaceutical has been "approved by the fda. Supplements, vitamins (some exceptions) , herbals and natural products are not generally approved by teh fda as "pharmaceuticals". This does not mean they are harmless. Combinations or mixing with pharmaceuticals can be hazardous. Check with your physician or pharmacist ...Read more
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