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Is psoriasis curable?

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Posted on Mon, 14 Sep 2015
Question: my hubby is diagnosed with psoriasis since 10+ years..is this disease curable? what are d treatment regimen? i wanna know is this psoriasis could be transferred to offsprings too through genes ?
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It cannot be cured

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder.
It involves mainly skin and sometime joints.
Psoriasis can be controlled but cannot be totally treated.
Depending upon the area of involvement topical or oral treatment is given.
Topical steroid creams and immunomodulators like tacrolimus form the main stay of treatment.
Psoriasis has genetic linkage and can be transferred to offsprings.
The risk is about 6- 7 %.

Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar (28 minutes later)
but corticosteriods are not gud fr long run rt? be it in d topical form or systemic route? it cud cause hpa axis supression and over all immunity cud be altered rt?
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (23 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Tapering doses

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the follow up.
Yes you are correct steroids can have side effects.
In order to minimize it we prescribe a strong steroid initially and taper off slowly to milder steroids and then stop.
Immunomodulators are safe and hence are continued throughout.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar (2 hours later)
is there a possibility of gene alteration? so tht it can be prevented in our children?
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (20 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It cannot be genetically altered

Detailed Answer:
Hello
There is no way to genetically alter it as there are multiple genes involved and few are still not known.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is psoriasis curable?

Brief Answer: It cannot be cured Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder. It involves mainly skin and sometime joints. Psoriasis can be controlled but cannot be totally treated. Depending upon the area of involvement topical or oral treatment is given. Topical steroid creams and immunomodulators like tacrolimus form the main stay of treatment. Psoriasis has genetic linkage and can be transferred to offsprings. The risk is about 6- 7 %. Let me know if you have any other doubts. Thank you