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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi..wanted to know about psoriasis
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   psoriasis
User :   wat about the treatment
Doctor :   Psoriasis is a skin condition which is characterized by recurrence and remissions.
Doctor :   It is a chronic conditions where a permanent cure is still yet to be done.
User :   wat about a permanent cure
User :   ok
Doctor :   * I mean a permanent cure is yet to be found.
User :   as a matter of fact its not at all responding
User :   wat do u think about ayurvedic treatment
Doctor :   Has the condition been diagnosed as psoriasis?
User :   with biopsy
Doctor :   And if yes, may I know what all treatment have been tried yet?
User :   steroids n emolients
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   There are different types of drugs and treatment available for treating psoriasis.
Doctor :   Ayurveda doctors promise that they can treat, heal and cure psoriasis.
Doctor :   A few may have found the medications effective.
User :   ok...
Doctor :   however since no data regarding the effectiveness of such churans are available, I cannot confirm the effectiveness of them with respect to your condition.
User :   i have rashes which come and go...i normally apply nivea cream and petroleum jelly
Doctor :   Having said that, there have been various forms of treatment available that have been suggested by allopathic doctors.
Doctor :   Let me name the alternative treatment options (apart from steroids) which are available now for treating psoriasis.
User :   regular places where I have dry skin is on my eye lids right and left hand and behind my neck
Doctor :   1. Topical creams and emolents which remove scales. In this regards medications which contain petrolleum jelly, coal tar, salicyclic acid and good moisturizing solutions.
Doctor :   2. Regular oat meal baths have also been useful in some individuals to remove the scales.
Doctor :   You may try such creams and oatmeal baths to help remove the scales.
User :   OK...
Doctor :   3. Phototherapy in the form of PUVA therapy have also been regularly used for treating psoriasis.
Doctor :   I suggest these therapies also.
User :   what is phototherapy
Doctor :   Exposure to low dose of ultraviolet rays have found to remove and treat psoriasis.
Doctor :   This is the basic principle of PUVA therapy.
User :   ok..
User :   thanks for now...
User :   regards
Doctor :   A few other newer drugs have also come up now for the treatment of psoriasis.
Doctor :   You may discuss these options with a competent dermatologist, if you feel your current treatment have not been effective.
Doctor :   You may also try ayurvedic treatment from a qualified doctor specialising in skin problems if the other measures have also not been useful to you.
User :   ok..i did go to a hospital in Bangalore and they conveyed the same as "no cure".
User :   ok..
Doctor :   The medications help in controlling the symptoms and not completely curing it.

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