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Pustular psoriasis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   Good afternoon I am XXXXXXXX , I am in need of some clarifiation about pustular psoriasis
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Do you have any specific questions on pustular psoriasis
User :   my wife was having psoriasis. my son 13 year old is having psoriasis from age of 2. Last march he again had doctor has done bipsy and doubs it is pustular soriasis
Doctor :   ok
User :   how for is it danger doctor. i am totally upset
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me give you some information on it
Doctor :   Pustular psoriasis is an uncommon form of psoriasis consisting of widespread pustules on a red background
Doctor :   average age among adult patients is 50 years
User :   if it comes in children it is curable
Doctor :   rarely in children
Doctor :   First of psoriasis is a long term disease
Doctor :   So dont expect any cure in short term
Doctor :   It takes long time may be years
User :   but how for is it dangerous doctor he is just 13, i request your expert opinion
Doctor :   But dont lose hope due to constant shedding of the dead cells over the skin there are scales
Doctor :   which needs to be dealt constantly
User :   Iam ready for that doctor ,but is he safe
Doctor :   There wont be life thretening conditions
Doctor :   for the boy
Doctor :   but you have to accept the fact that he keeps irritated by his condition
Doctor :   and the cosmetically disfiguring
Doctor :   There are novel therpaies now a days
Doctor :   with immunomodulators
Doctor :   and Phototherapy
Doctor :   with Oral Psoralen tablets too
User :   thank you very much doctor,
Doctor :   topical compresses and saline or oatmeal baths assists in soothing and debriding affected areas. This topical strategy is effective in many pediatric patients as the sole therapy.
Doctor :   So keep wiping off the scales
Doctor :   with the saline solution
Doctor :   ask your doctor for more details
Doctor :   consultations with medical subspecialists dermatologist constantly
User :   but he has been given cyclosporine 50 mg twice daily for 30 days in september and now in march
Doctor :   In children, as long as serious secondary infections are avoided, episodes of pustular psoriasis have a good prognosis.
Doctor :   Cyclosporin is an immunosupprssant
User :   now doctor asked me to stop cyclosporineand started phototherapy
Doctor :   as the psoriasis
Doctor :   is autoimmune disease these are given when the need arises and then withdrawn after certain response
Doctor :   Always remember to wipe of the scales and dont let the bacterial infections set in
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User :   thank you very much doctor for your kind advice doctor , thank you very much
Doctor :   Phototheapy has many
Doctor :   useful implications
Doctor :   you can proceed with it
User :   thank you doctor, he has prescribed 4 times a week
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