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What is the best available treatment for psoriasis and the concerned expert in the field ?

r last 5 months.. it is getting worst day by day. right now i am taking homoepathic treatment. help me out please hello Dr. this is nisha here.. i am 26 years old female..i have been suffering from psoriasis for last 5 months.in the starting i was taking alopathic medicine but it did not bring any improvement in my case..now i have been taking homeopathic medicine for the last one month..along with the red patches on skin on the whole body,, i have problem of inverse psoriasis also.. which has been affecting on the areas like cleavage , under arms , hip line, ears and thighs also..it started in the form of dandruff in hair and now has been spread on the whole body..kindly suggest me the best treatment to cure it as soon as possible and also suggest me the expert .. waiting for your valuable suggestion. thanx . Nisha Khosla
Sun, 15 Jan 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
hi
u must know that psoriasis is life long disease
now a day very effective and safe drug r available
that will surely keep it in control and u can remain psoriasis free for long time
use more and more moisturizer as dry skin will increase it
better to consult dermatologist.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani's  Response
Dear Nisha,Psoriasis is a condition which needs regular treatment.There will be ups and downs in the course of disease.You should stay with some senior dermatologist who will definitely able to help you.This is not a condition in which you see dramatic improvement.So please see a dermatologist.bye and take care.
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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
Hi!nisha,
Welcome To HealthcareMagic forum,

Psoriasis is a chronic problem,but it can be definitely controlled by allopathy medicines .You should also see that it does not spread all over the body and does not effect the joints as-well.When it involves the joints it is called psoriatic arthritis.Both body and scalp psoriasis can be effectively controlled .You should also understand that stress can aggravate psoriasis .Even pain killer like ibuprofen can provoke psoriasis.
Various medications available for psoriasis are :Methotrexate ,acitrtin(retinoids),cyclosporins etc.These medications should be taken strictly under dermatologists supervision and also needs to undergo some blood investigation before taking this.These are very effective medicines even in sever psoriasis.In females special precautions need to be taken which your dermatologist would explain you in detail.
One of the very safe option apart from above medicines would be PHOTOTHERAPY( narrow band UVB & PUVA) .These are chambers containing specialized lights effective in psoriasis. These light therapies are followed all over the world.

Along with all these you should always use a moisturizing soap or body wash followed by a moisturizing cream for the body. Topical steroid being the mainstay of the treatment.
So ,consult a dermatologist who has all the above facilities.

regards,
Dr.chawda
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