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Have friend with soriasis on her leg. Gets bigger/more inflamed with stress. What can she do for it? She is in the 40/50 yr range.
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Laser,ultraviolet
Steroid creams are temporarily suppressive and will stop working after prolonged use-tachyphylaxis.
Sunlight, topical tar, and as icy pic a i'd can be useful in treating psoriasis. The excimer laser offers localized treatment to involved areas only.

In brief: Laser,ultraviolet
Steroid creams are temporarily suppressive and will stop working after prolonged use-tachyphylaxis.
Sunlight, topical tar, and as icy pic a i'd can be useful in treating psoriasis. The excimer laser offers localized treatment to involved areas only.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
As psoariasis is a systemic problem, be aware of other manifestations such as joint pain. The more affected the person, the more disease modifying drugs such as methotrexate and leflunomide may have a role
Dr. Belis Aladag
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Sunlight
Studies have shown that sunlight can be helpful in addition to steroid creams in these patients.

In brief: Sunlight
Studies have shown that sunlight can be helpful in addition to steroid creams in these patients.
Dr. Belis Aladag
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Psorriasis
Psorriasis is a very common and persistent skin disorder. It does tend to wax and wane over time, and tends to flare with stress.
For most patients it can be kept under control with high-potency (not the otc kind) topical steroid creams or ointments. Your friend will need a prescription for this, so she should see a doctor. An urgent care center would be fine.

In brief: Psorriasis
Psorriasis is a very common and persistent skin disorder. It does tend to wax and wane over time, and tends to flare with stress.
For most patients it can be kept under control with high-potency (not the otc kind) topical steroid creams or ointments. Your friend will need a prescription for this, so she should see a doctor. An urgent care center would be fine.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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