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Suggest treatment for psoriasis on scalp and abdomen area

hi I have two issues to ask about. One for myself and one for my daughter. 1.) I have been suffering from a rash for a while and have been to dermatologist, who gave me different creams and nothing has worked. This now have extended to psoriasis on my scalp and my abdomen area. Is this stress related 2) My daughter is 18 and she is suffering from ear problem which is a combination of dryness and release of oily liquid in the ear which causes a lot of itchiness. She is currently using dermotic oil.
Tue, 1 Dec 2015
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You said that you suffer from psoriasis. Kindly confirm the diagnosis after consulting the dermatologist. He may give methotrexate in proper doses or acitretin cap. This may be taken for long time. And regular blood tests may be done. Steroid cream , combined steroid and salicylic acid ointment or calcipotriol ointment may be applied. Tar containing shampoo may be used to clear scalp psoriasis. It is an autoimmune chronic and relapsing disease. So, you should take long term treatment with patience.

Your daughter is probably having otitis externa. Kindly consult ENT surgeon for the firm diagnosis.Antibiotics,antihistaminics and steroid in tapering doses may be considered. Antibiotic with steroid ear drops may used.

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