Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes red and itchy patches due to building up of cells on the surface of the skin. The symptoms include red, thick, and scaly skin, dry and cracked skin, itching and burning sensation, and stiff joints.

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Please suggest medicine for stiffness caused by ankylosing spondylitis.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed to have ankylosing spondylitis approximately 2 years back. I also had psoriasis, probably due to the same and it is chronic. Of late, there is extreme pain and even more stiffness, especially during the morning. It is no more tolerable and hence I am writing this. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Here are the answers to your questions. You have been diagnosed as a case of ankylosing spondylitis with psoriasis. Both the condition will affect your joints. Ankylosing will affect mainly axial skeletal joints. Psoriasis mostly affects peripheral joints and is of ...  Read Full »

Why does my penis have dark discoloration?

Query: Hello Doctor, Ive been having these dark discoloration on my penis for some time now. I showed it to my family doctor and after few blood tests(without any biopsy) he said its nothing to worry about. but this concerns me a lot. Ive read lot about penile cancers and figured discoloration is one of...  Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Dear, It is very understandable that you are worried. However, you did the right thing to send photos with your question. I had a very careful look at them and can assure you that macroscopically this looks like a textbook case of a benign penile melanosis. You also need to know that there is alway...  Read Full »

Can a slight pain on the right side of the belly be due to fatty liver?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old male who is 5.7 feet tall and weighs 78 kg. This week I have done my routine blood test were in a few places; there were ups and downs. I have attached my laboratory reports. Currently, I am taking Apxenta 10 for mild psoriasis once a day for the past seven months. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are mild derangements in your reports. The vitamin B1 and vitamin D are low, mild derangements in lipid profile. There is slightly more ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase), which is probably related to the fatty liver due to being overweight. So it would help if yo...  Read Full »

I have rash on penis that is painful after sex. Kindly advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a rash on my penis. I had a biopsy done and the doctor told me it showed nothing on it. It is just vibrant and red and can be painful after sex or masturbating.  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be psoriasis or lichen planus (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Does it itch?. Though you may use a moderately potent topical steroid like Fluticasone propionate or Triamcinolone acetonide for it but I suggest you to try Tacrolimus 0.1 % oint...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a solution for itchy blisters in hands with dry and flaky skin.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 45 years old. I have developed eczema-like symptoms on the hands, especially. I take Levocet M (Levocetirizine and Montelukast) daily to control itching in my hands and foot. Itching of hands develops blisters, which, when gets cured, leaves behind hard, flaky, and leathery skin....  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send a few good quality photographs taken in natural light.  Read Full »

What causes psoriasis?

Query: Need treatment for psoriasis permanent cure. What are the different types of treatments available. What causes psoriasis? What precautions are needed to maintain lifetime non reoccurance of psoriasis. Ointments for skin patches, hair lotion n shampoo for skin flakes n hair loss and vitamins ,moistu...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini V Swamy

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, welcome to icliniq. It's very sad to hear that you are having this skin issue since 3years, I can totally sense your frustration. Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease, with some genetic, environmental influence. If there is family history of psoriasis, then the chance of getting ps...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to take Prednisone for psoriasis flare-up?

Query: Hello! I've had severe psoriasis since I was 12, I'm now 26 years old. For the past ten years I've been on the biologic Humira and it's worked very well. Two weeks ago, after dealing with strep throat, my psoriasis began to flare up. I've been doing light treatments but it's not getting much ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi there Don’t take oral steroids even for a short course for psoriasis. It will make psoriasis resistant and will flare up and may lead to erythrodermic psoriasis. Oral steroids can be given to tide over emergency in psoriasis. If your disease is under control, its better to take alternate...  Read Full »

I have rashes almost in every region of my upper body. Is this eczema or psoriasis?

Query: Hello doctor, It has started as a rash and is now spreading almost to every region of my upper body. I went to ER first time, and the doctor thought it could be eczema and then my GP thought it could be psoriasis. I have no medical conditions, and neither is anyone in my family. What could it be?  Read Full »


Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are some crusted follicular and few non follicular papules visible along with scaling. So it seems like psoriatic lesions.  Read Full »

How to treat dryness and itching in finger webs of both hands?

Query: Hello doctor, The webs of my fingers on both hands are dry and itchy. There is also a spot at the back of my neck, oblong in shape that is similarly dry and itchy. They have become reddish from vigorous scratching. The last time I consulted a doctor in January 2020. My follow-up consultation was ov...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from dryness and itching of fingers of both hands. According to the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that is provided here, you may suffer from contact derm...  Read Full »

After I stopped Methotrexate and Exemptia, I develop dryness, skin rashes and joint pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41-year-old male, an old case of ankylosing spondylitis and was on Methotrexate for 10 years, then switched over to injection Exemptia and after six month of injections, I started developing skin rashes and dryness and lost hairs on my both the legs only on the outer side. I ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I went through your case which is indeed a chronic one and has a lot of other manifestations in skin too. Ankylosing spondylitis is commonly associated with psoriasis and so other vasculitis which ...  Read Full »

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