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I have Psoriasis all over my body with selling and some yellow discharge in it. Will it lead to cancer ?

doctor i am suffering from psoriasis last 12 years and i am in saudi arabi the decises is spread alover my body and the problem now the psorisis place all i got some big sweeling with pain and get come out yellow colour some like seal i am affride this may be devlope cancer like can you please advise me about this
Sun, 22 May 2011
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Hello rohan;
welcome to HealthcareMagic
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease and there is limited treatment available which you can get prescribed by a Dermatologist and your condition should improve.As for the big swelling from which yellow color discharge is probably pus coming out and it may be some infected abscess or a boil for which you should take some antibiotic.Please consult a doctor near your residence or visit a hospital and the doctor will prescribe antibiotic after examination.Don't worry it could be an infection and not a cancer.
Take care.
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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
Hi! rohan,
Welcome To HealthcareMagic forum,

Psoriasis is a chronic disease ,it can persist for long,but it can be kept completely under control by good medicines .In allopathy several medicines are available ,right from oral medicines to topical creams to light therapy to injectable preparations.Treatment depends upon the severity and extent of disease.
As far as yellow discharge is concerned ,i think it must be some secondary infection as in psoriasis patient tends to get lot of cuts which might get infected. Otherwise in psoriasis one doesn't get yellow discharge,but I hope that your diagnosis of psoriasis is correct. You can take oral antibiotic for that.And its not cancer either.
If correct treatment of psoriasis is not taken and that too in time ,then it can lead to erthroderma (exfoliation ) ,which is an emergency condition.Long term untreated psoriasis can also lead to arthritis ,nail involvement ,scalp psoriasis.So I would suggest you to take proper treatment from a dermatologist only.
Treatment options are as follows:
Oral medicines like methotrexate,cyclosporin,acetretin,mycofenalate mofetil etc.
Creams like topical steroids,tazarotene,vit d3 derivatives etc.
Phototherapy - PUVA & NB-UVB (latest & very effective).
Biologics (latest injectable preparation).
These are few to name.
So please take proper treatment and don't neglect it.

regards,
Dr.chawda
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