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Though I have been taking medicines from many years but psoriasis never completely gone

sir im 25 years old ,suffering for psoriasis . Though i have been taking medicines from many years but its never completely gone. Some doctors even told me that this disease is cured but only for few months and after that it will again show signs that means according to them its life long disease. If thats the case than i just wanted to ask that is it true? If yes then its ok and if not then do let me know where its cured in India? thank you!
Thu, 12 May 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,thanks for query.Your doctors are right.Psoriasis is a disease in which at times the disease process goes in remission means you do not have symptoms and then again the disease becomes active and you have symptoms.You need to take regular treatment from dermatologist for this.Kindly do not switch doctor just stick one doctor.bye.
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Pediatrician Dr. Suryakanta Baraha's  Response
its a chronic autoimmune condition.Psoriasis is typically a lifelong condition.There is currently no cure, but various treatments can help to control the symptoms. take regular treatment as per your doctor. take care
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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response

Welcome To HealthcareMagic forum,

Psoriasis is a chronic problem,but that doesn't mean that it has no remedy.Every day we see such patients and I always say that it is like having diabetes ,which cannot be cured completely ,but should be controlled so as to prevent complications.Even in psoriasis ,it is so,it should be kept under control ,so that you don't get any complications.If left untreated ,it can lead to erythroderma (involving whole body) and even it can involve joints (psoriatic arthritis).Erythroderma is a fatal condition and arthritis is a painful condition to have.It can also involve scalp and nails .

So,it is always advisable that one takes proper treatment for psoriasis and not neglect it.

There are lot of safe and effective treatment available for the same right from medicines to phototherapy (light therapy-PUVA & NBUVB).

Please consult a good dermatologist at any hospital(preferably) who can start your proper treatment.

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Anesthesiologist Dr. Dilip.Shah.'s  Response
Psoriasis is chronic recurrent diseases.It may aggrevate by psychlogical disturbance.According to ur age , it is possible.But now a day,PUVA therapy is effective with Dermatologist advice.
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