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My wife has severe psoriasis and creams don't work. They take away the itching but it gets worse. She was taking a prescribed pill and it all but cleared it up but the doctor quit prescribing it said it woes damage her liver. She has to contantly cover up to go anywhere and really embarrasses about it.Can you help?
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I am sorry to learn about your wife's condition
Can you hep.
but I will only be able to give you some guidelines
I will not be able to give you any prescriptions
Can you tell me the name of the medicine that was prescribed
with which your wife was getting better?
Can't remember but it was a pill. Will look to see if that info is avail
It all but cleared it up. I think it is the one you see advertised on TV for plaque
It is hard to identify the drugs based on advertisements
it would help me greatly if you could remember the generic name of the medicine
Will try but in the meantime is there any other wonder things she can try?
There are multiple drugs that are currently being used
to treat psoriasis
They are broadly divided into topical coticosteroids
probably what your wife is using currently
Went to the pharmist and tried a cream he recommended but it didn't help. When it first started any tar based solution helped a lot. But can't find them anymore
if the one she is using currently is not working, then it is better to switch to a stronger one
Yes, tar based solutions help quite well
and it is quite difficult to get them these days
The other class of drugs used are called immunomodulators
in this group are
1. Tacrolimus this causes liver damage
2. Cyclosporin -- causes liver damage
3. Alefacept (Amevive) this is a new drug
this is administered intramuscularly
and is quite effective in moderate to severe psoriasis
it diminishes the immunity
but has no liver damaging effects
indicated for moderate to severe psoriasis
is quite effective
and does not cause liver damage
What about sensitive sarna.
she can start at 0.05 and increase the strength based on the response
Is this avai over OTC?
Kenalog maybe available over the counter
rest of the medicines I have mentioned all are prescription only medicines
and should be taken under the guidance of a physician only
sensitive sarna will not be effective
it is only for minor itching and allergic kind of reactions
In my opinion, opting for Ustekinumab or Alefacept will be most beneficial
Any other suggestions before my time is up
It will never be available as OTC
Yes I have ins
And trust me, OTC will not help in psoriasis
Then please ask your dermatologist to prescribe these new drugs I have mentioned
they are quite effective
and well tolerated
Is there anything else you would like to ask me>
Yea I know I'm just fishing..
Is there any dermatologist you know in Harrisonburg va?
I am sorry, i live in India
You can try this www.healthgrades.com
Is oatmeal any good or just soothing
it is good to some extent
I hope I was able to help you with your issue
Ok im done thank you
Thanks for using the service
It was my pleasure to help you
Better than going to the doctor
I wish your wife a speedy recovery
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