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How to prevent psoriasis? Medication?

how can I prevent my psoriasis? I have it on my skin and scalp . I m a 24 year old male and I have this since I was about 13 years old. I m using an effective ointment, anti-inflammatory and it s very effective but it s too expensive. Is there any methods or medications that I can use so that I can prevent this skin problem? Thanks.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
There is no permanent cure for psoriasis.
But it can be checked nicely.
Some small plaque psoriasis responds well & recurs rarely.
Aggravation of psoriasis occur due to
1. Mental stress
2. Physical stress
3. Respiratory infection
4. Excess dryness
Dandruff may be a part of it or it may be be a seborrhic one.
So to reduce psoriasis you should
1. Reduce stress by yoga, meditation
2. In cough, cold consult doctor early
3. Apply moisturiser after bath when body is moist
4. Over scalp apply ketoconazole/coal tar/mild steroid shampoo
Good luck.
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Dermatologist Dr. Neera Kataria's  Response
hi, Juanricardo, u have psoriasis since almost 11 years. there is no permanent cure for this. but we can control it from flaring up. most important thing is to keep your body moist throughout the year especially during winter as it is seen more often during the winter season. use emollients and moisturiser regularly thrice or four times a day , onnce your active patches have settled with your ongoing medication.oral medication is given for extensive lesions for which examination of lesions is needed.
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Geriatrics Specialist Dr. Surendiran Gaj's  Response
hi there,
am dr.surendran
nice to meet you here in HCMagic

The following may trigger an attack of psoriasis or make the condition more difficult to treat:

Bacteria or viral infections, including strep throat and upper respiratory infections

Dry air or dry skin

Injury to the skin, including cuts, burns, and insect bites

Some medicines, including antimalaria drugs, beta-blockers, and lithium


Too little sunlight

Too much sunlight (sunburn)

Too much alcohol
The goal of treatment is to control your symptoms and prevent infection.

Three treatment options are available:

Skin lotions, ointments, creams, and shampoos. These are called topical treatments.

Pills or injections that affect the body's immune response, not just the skin. There are called systemic, or body-wide, treatments.

Phototherapy, which uses light to treat psoriasis.


Most of the time, psoriasis is treated with medications that are placed directly on the skin or scalp. This may include:

Cortisone creams and ointments

Creams or ointments that contain coal tar or anthralin

Creams to remove the scaling (usually salicylic acid or lactic acid)

Dandruff shampoos (over-the-counter or prescription)


Prescription medicines containing vitamin D or vitamin A (retinoids)
hope i helped with your query,
with regards dr.surendiran [hcmagic]
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