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Have dark spots on skin, hypothyroidism. Suffering with psoriasis. Cure?

I am suffering with psoriasis so have few queries about that. 1 . I have dark spots left from 2years but they are not going . will they be gone,if yes how much time will it take ? 2. I also have hypothroid and what will be the complications with this and psoriasis for children . 3. My Psoriasis is under control now . does that mean its gone, when can i stop using medication .
Asked On : Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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Hello, Psoriasis is considered autoimmune disease with genetic base. Hyperpigmentation is postinflammatory, it may go away by itself , do not worry, but may take time. Psoriasis is controlable disease. It may reccure again, but If precipitating factors are avoided, it may remain inactive.

To keep the psoriasis silent, ,,,

Keep the skin moist.

Avoid stress.

Avoid alcohol.

Avoid certain drugs which precipitate psoriasis.

Take good sleep.

Avoid injuries,friction to skin, harmful chemicals....

Continue drugs like methotraxate in low dose .. 15 mg weekly in devided dose even after control of disease.

Your child may get psoriasis , as there is genetic base., not certainly.

Thyroid dysfuction has no direct effect on psoriasis pathogenesis. Coincidentally both the diseases may occur.

OK... Hope you get expected answers. Thanks

Dr. Ilyas Patel

Answered: Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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