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Is psoriasis curable? What are the treatment options? What is the diet required?

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Is psoriasis curable? what are some good ways to treat this condition? Please suggest diets if required.
Posted Fri, 6 Dec 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Details below Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX Thanks for the query. Psoriasis is not totally curable, however it can be controlled. Treatment depends on the area of body involved. If area of involvement is less than 20 % topical steroids and immunomodulators can be used. If area of involvement is more than 20 % oral medications are used. The mainstay of treatment is steroid creams. Regarding diet, nothing is contraindicated in psoriasis. Although there are diet like fish oil (omega 3 fatty acid rich) which can help in controlling the disease. Let me know if you have any other doubts. Thank you
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Thank you for the answer. Won't steroids result in side effects?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 11 minutes later
Brief Answer: Details below Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for follow up. Dont worry topical steroids can be used safely. Initially strong steroids are to be used and when disease gets controlled, mild steroids are to be used. Let me know if you have any other doubts. Thank you
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