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How can psoriasis be treated ?

I have psoriasis- it hasn t flared up for years but just a few small patches on my knees and elbows. Recently my physical therapist used Kinesio tape on my leg (it was on there for almost a week) and I now have a severe flare up- my entire body is covered in psoriasis (just freckle-sized dots). Could it be from the kinesio tape? I am trying to figure out what else it could be- I AAAAAAA t changed lotions, detergants, or any of that...the only other change I made was trying a new self AAAAAAA (which I ve been using self AAAAAAA for years with no reaction like this). Any suggestions?
Thu, 5 Apr 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response

Thanks for choosing HCM..,

PSORIASIS...It is Autoimmune and autosomal...,

dominat inflammatory disorder..,

It is not aggravated by contact with tapes and applications..,

The following is a list of aggravating factors to avoid if you have psoriasis:

1) In approximately 1/3 of people with psoriasis, an injury to the skin (for example a scrape, scratch or bad sunburn), can induce psoriasis in the area of the injury. This is called the “Koebner Phenomenon.”

2) Stress


3) Smoking

4) Infections (e.g. Streptococcal infections)

5) Certain drugs. For example; antimalarials, lithium, beta-blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs, iodine, digoxin and clonidine, have also triggered or aggravated psoriasis in certain individuals.

6) If you are on these medications, speak to your family doctor to stop the medicines.,

7) If you have a sore throat and suspect a Streptococcal infection, you should see your family doctor....,since antibiotic treatment may be required...,

ok..good luck..,

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Dr. Devidas Vellodi's  Response
thank you for the inquiry through healthcare magic

There are good remedial measures in ayurveda for sporiasis. Do you like to get some suggestions with ayurveda/

please write me again

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