Psoriasis

What is Psoriasis?

This common, chronic skin disorder is 1st evident in ā‰ˆ30% of affected individuals within the 1st 2 decades of life. Psoriasis is characterized by proliferation of keratinocytes, abnormal differentiation of keratinocytes, and inflammatory cell infiltration of the epidermis and dermis. A defect in the immune system is likely the primary abnormality with the increased epidermal turnover secondary.

Questions and answers on "Psoriasis"

my husband has psoriasis since so many years. We tried homoepaethic medicine but psoriasis worsened. Since last twHo years he is taking acrotac 25mg(acitretin capsules) . He took acrotac tablets twice a day for almost a year then doctor reduced the dosage to one tablet I am cluless as to how much time can we continue with this medicine because as soon as he stops acrotac, psoriasis does not remain in control. I want to know that can he continue taking acrotac lifetime

doctor1 MD

Hi.there is permanent treatment for psoriasis.yes acitretin is the drug of chioce for psoriasis.no body knows for how many days it is used.but regular cbp.cue.platelet count and lipid profile should be done as the drug has lot of side effects.
The dosage of the drug can be reduced if u combine...

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I started to develop psoriasis after having the mirena coil inserted, I have spoken to my GP, and they have categorically said it wouldn't be the coil causing it, however it seems a little too coincidental given I have never had any skin problems before, is my GP wrong?

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Welcome to heathcare magic.

I understand that you have developed psoriasis after getting an intra uterine device inserted.

There is no relation between psoriasis and intrauterine device.

It may be co-incidental.

Hope this helps you.

Take care.

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hello doctor,i am 24years of age and i am suffering from psoriasis of scalp..i have been undergoing treatment for the same but to no avail..what should i do..i hav a very flaky scalp and i hav tried many scalp care shampoos till date..but none have halped me..

doctor1 MD

Hi,

As you said you have scalp psoriasis...it may be relapsing and may for long time.I hope you might be taking regular and proper treatment of psoriasis from your dermatologist.Psoriasis is a chronic relapsing and autoimmune disease. Never take steroid as it might worsen psoriasis. I usually...

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iam 43 year man and from 10 day iam feeling miss beating in my heart iam daibitic and hypertensiv too and i have psoriasis my blood pressure is under control but my sugar is not in under control i regularly exercise 40 mintue on cycle tell me the cause plz

doctor1 MD

Hello!

Thank you for asking on HCM!

I understand your concern, and would explain that your symptoms may be related to a cardiac arrhythmia.

Based on your cardio vascular risk factors (hypertension, psoriasis and diabetes), a cardiac check up is necessary.

I recommend consulting with your...

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Hi I'm wondering if Doxycycline - the tetracycline antibiotic - will help plaque and inverse psoriasis. I have red scales of psoriasis on my face and in the folds of my skin. I'm healthy and of average weight. I've been researching that psoriasis is parasites and bacteria which tetracycline claims to help treat. I live in a cold climate which doesn't help. If I'm in a tropical humid climate my skin tends to sweat out the toxins and my psoriasis disappears.Any suggestions to get rid of the discomfort and occasional bleeding (I've tried a lot of things!)

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for writing to us.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease. It is not caused by parasites and fungus. However some infections can precipitate it.
Psoriasis is basically treatedwith emollients, topical steroids and oral immunosuppressants. Only in guttate psoriasis, we use an antibiotic...

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hello im 36 about 3weeks ago i started vivance and i got Psoriasis around the same time. could it be vivance cause this and if i stop the med will it go away. i don't have psoriasis in my family and I'm healthy expect for the ADD. pls help its every where and gets wrong when i take the medicine more comes out.

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Welcome to healthcare magic,
There are some medicines which are associated with onset and flare up of psoriasis like lithium, beta blockers, antimalarials, Pain killers etc. Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (Vyvanse) is not one among them. However this is a relatively new molecule and much...

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Recent questions on  Psoriasis

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hello Doctor I am 36yrs male. I have psoriasis on hands ,legs ,back&onhead which is spreading all over my body .It started a year ago .I tired medicine like levocet&ointment Propysalic but the disease is spreading.I want to know if there is any cure for this disease ,which doctor can help me.

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I have had a bilateral mastectomy because of pagents disease. Can it reoccur in the breast area that is left behind? I have a red scaly spot about the size of a dime that has appeared and it has not responded to treatment that I thought was a psoriatic soriosis patch. My surgery was in 2008.

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Hi, I ve been having severe Psoriasis on my skin ( skull, back, groin, legs, thighs). Have gone through so many different topical creams like Dovobet,Hydroval,Dovonex. It gives healing in rashes and itching for the time being but again resurfaces. It s been almost six years with this problem. Last year, I went through radiations but no progress. Looking for help and advise immediately. Thanks

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My wife suffers from illness after much diagnosis identifies as Psoriasis Rheumatoid Arthritis and has been on Wysone of 10mg per tablet per day with a weekly drug of Methotrexate..( which she now tapering owing to slightly elevated liver issue).. My wife is unable to do away with wysolone which she says is a wonder drug for her because it gives her instant relief..SHE is AWARE of the long term consequences but insists that TODAY is important than ONLY tomorrow.. IS there a Solution in Homeopathy so that I can wean her away from Wysolone pl.. Anxious husband

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Hi there Iā€™m a 42 yo healthy male with mild psoriasis and psuedogout. Recent routine blood tests were normal. Three weeks ago whilst I had a mild sore throat and cold, I discovered a raised lymph node on my right side of neck 2 inches down from...

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Hi.My doctor has advised to take Folitrax 2.5 mg for Psoriasis treatment. She is 72 year old. Is it advised to have this medicine. Please advise.

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I developed a rush on my penis Can you recommend a cream that would be affective for that?

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