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Suffering from psoriasis from past 10 years, is there any permanent solution ?

Hi sir, i am facing a problem with Psoriasis from past 10 years..Now my age is 22....Its really painful not for physically but mentally... Really is there any solution to stop this disease or if we have any permanent solution to cure this...? Please tell me the solution..
Asked On : Tue, 5 Jul 2011
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General Surgeon 's  Response
welcome to healthcaremagic

it is an auto immune disease with waxing and waning

use of body lotion regularly keep your lesion soft

various ointments creams steroids used depending on the severity of the disease
consult dermatologist of repute and take treatment
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Pediatrician Dr. Aseem's  Response
Hi Partha
welcome to HCM
read your prob,
this is a immune mediated diease, it can be redused by immunosuppresent drug. it persist life long currently there is no cure of this disease. by taking drug we can reduse the severity of this n improve life quality n life expectancy. along with allopathic drug you should start ayurvedic drug it helps you more.
Dr aseem 9982583020
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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
Welcome To HealthcareMagic forum,

Psoriasis is a chronic problem.If not completely cured ,it can definitely be controlled to the extent that you may just need moisturizers to keep it dormant.
Even though the exact cause of psoriasis is not known ,but there are few aggravating factors ,which needs to be seen and avoided. Just to point few, is the use of anti inflammatory drugs ( few painkillers) & stress can aggravate psoriasis.
As you said that you are facing a lot of mental agony ,which I can completely understand ,as I see such cases daily in my practice. One has to control stress ,so that this doesn't aggravate your disease. Alcohol in take also can aggravate the disease.

There are various treatment available in allopathy ,which depends upon the extent of disease and type of psoriasis.
The most important is the use of moisturizers at least 3-4 times a day.
Apart from topical steroid creams ,there is calcipotriol & tazoretine which is the latest of the lot for limited psoriasis.
For extensive psoriasis ,we have oral methotrexate ,cyclosporin ,mycophenolate mofetil etc. Once psoriasis is controlled with the above medicines it becomes easy to keep it suppressed with the use of just moisturizers.
Another safe and effective therapy is PHOTOTHERAPY.This is of two types -PUVA & NBUVB.These are specialized light therapy which helps heal psoriasis effectively.

This is just to brief you with the treatment options available .But please remember always take treatment from a dermatologist and not otherwise .A skin specialist would understand your skin best.There are various diseases in skin that not only effects skin but also effects one mentally ,and that is the reason you need a specialist to understand you best.

Hope this would help you ,if you have any further query ,kindly write back to us.

Dr.Bharat chawda

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