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Is There a Cure for Psoriasis?
5 Doctor Answers | Asked by anon
There Are Options To Keep it Under Control
I really have nothing more to add except that we have a much better understanding of the disease process today then we did only 10 short years ago. With this understanding has come better treatments that have helped most patients stay under control. Bottom line is to see a board certified dermatologist in your area that is well versed in the treatment of psoriasis.
Psoriasis - not curable, possible to control.
Unfortunately, we are still not at a point where we can talk about curing psoriasis. However, with new treatments like biological therapy, it may be reasonable to talk about disease control. Choose a centre which is able to offer you the newer developments in treatment, because there are quite some.
There is currently no psoriasis cure, but our understanding of this autoimmune inflammatory skin disease has greatly increased in the past few years. Our treatments, including topically, orally, phototherapy, and injections have vastly improved such that just like diabetes, this becomes a well-controlled chronic skin condition. Now that we've identified some of the genes for psoriasis, we should hopefully have a genetic cure in the coming years which deals with the root immune cause.
Cure for Psoriasis
Unfortunately there is NO psoriasis cure but there are psoriasis treatments. We have the XTRAC laser that offers suffereses many benefits. Depending on your condition will dictate how many treatments will be necessary.
Psoriasis cannot be eliminated. It is a chronic medical...
Psoriasis cannot be eliminated. It is a chronic medical condition, just like high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. As a dermatologist, the focus I have is more on management and control of a chronic medical condition. Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition that affects 3-5% of all people. It causes red, itching plaques with scales that most commonly occur on the elbows, knees, and scalp but can occur anywhere on the body. The spectrum of psoriasis severity varies from...