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Permanent treatment for psoriasis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i hlep you
User :   Hi
User :   Hi
User :   Is there any permanent treatment for psoriasis
Doctor :   THere are some fruitful research in this field
Doctor :   some good immunomodulators have come up
Doctor :   But again the treatment is long term
User :   ok
Doctor :   If you ask specifically that is there permanent cure, I would say not at present
Doctor :   the modalities shall reduce the frequency and severity of attacks
User :   what about in herabl/ayruveda.homeopathy?
Doctor :   I would not be able to tell much on the alternative therapies
User :   from last 4 yrs i am suffering from psoriasis
Doctor :   Ok
User :   can i know much about PUVA
User :   is it effectivce
Doctor :   Puva is doing good
Doctor :   Psoralen and UVA light combination
User :   is there any side effect?
Doctor :   THe medication can have nausea and vomiting
Doctor :   and dizziness
Doctor :   but as for UVA exposure in chamber you have mild erythema
Doctor :   the dose and duration are controlled by the dermatologist
Doctor :   are you taking medication
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--
Age: ; Occupation: ; Location: ; Marital Status:
User :   24, Software Engineer
User :   Bangalore, unmarried
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor
Doctor :   in Bangalore
User :   no
Doctor :   So do you want us to recommend one near your area
Doctor :   ONe thing I can say you is that
Doctor :   The treatment is definitely long term
Doctor :   Treatment depends on the type of psoriasis, the extent of the disease and the patientâ??s response to it, and what effect the disease has on the patientâ??s lifestyle. No permanent cure exists, and all methods of treatment are merely palliative.
User :   ok
Doctor :   the layer of cells that are forming every time now and then should be shed off
Doctor :   in the skin
User :   i am looking for permanent cure. Is there any other way
Doctor :   Thats what I mean in the previous answer
Doctor :   are yoi uthere
User :   sorry, i moved out side
User :   Now i am only applying ointment, I felt its effective
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   what is it
User :   from last one year i have not consulted any dermatologist.
User :   i am using Dipsalic
Doctor :   it is a mild steroid and some salicylic acid
Doctor :   It s is given for intial stages of Psoriasis
User :   ya,can i continue with same oinment
Doctor :   I cant say that
Doctor :   without examining yopiu
Doctor :   or its response
Doctor :   Stick to one dermatologist and continue the long term therapy
Doctor :   dont go doctor shopping
User :   ok.
Doctor :   Select one first and continue
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting
Doctor :   Bye
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