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How can psoriasis and pain in the joints be treated?

i have psoriasis, have had it since i was 16. not usually widespread. lately i have had pain in my toe joints and some numbness both in joints an upper calves. i believe that i have psoriatic arthritis. also my feet look kind of blue. what do you think?
Fri, 30 Mar 2018
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Anesthesiologist 's  Response
Hello,

It needs to be investigated. If you have psoriatic scales, then a biopsy can be done.

Even a biopsy can be taken from joints to prove if its psoriasis or not, it is mostly autoimmune etiology for which steroids are the best medication which can be given.

Go to a dermatologist and get it tested and start on steroid ointments or steroid medications. Use aloe vera cream for dry skin. Also, use anti-inflammatory medications for joint pains.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Archana
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