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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What should I do for my chronic genital psoriasis and hyperpigmentation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had genital psoriasis for the past month, and my self-confidence is very low because of its appearance and hyperpigmentation. I do not know what to do. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Did you take any confirmation tests of psoriasis, like clinical examination or biopsy of the lesion? It is important to make a confirmed diagnosis before saying it is psoriasis. For example, is this your first episode? A lesion like this could...  Read Full »

Why do I have rashes on my body since four months?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 52-year-old female. Since four months, I am having rashes all over my body. My doctor suggested that it could be psoriasis or lichen planus. Can you please help me know what the condition is and the available treatment options? Kindly advise.   Read Full »

Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Both lichen planus and psoriasis come under papulosquamous disorders. I suggest you to undergo a skin biopsy test for confirmation. Many treatment options are available for both conditions. Immunomodulator therapy for three months gives the best results. I hope this...  Read Full »

What causes psoriasis?

Query: Hi doctor,I need a permanent cure for psoriasis. Kindly suggest a treatment to cure psoriasis permanently. What are the different types of treatment available? What causes psoriasis? What are the precautions to be taken to avoid its recurrence? Kindly suggest some ointments, hair lotion, shampoo, vi...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

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 p...  Read Full »

Please suggest some solutions for my father, who has white spots on his foot, which is red and itchy.

Query: Hi doctor, My dad, who is 56 years old, has white spots on his skin. He has a history of diabetes, and I would like to ask some questions about that. I have a signed authorization to speak to a doctor on his behalf since he struggles a lot with technology. The first question would be to know what t...  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Skin lesion looks like psoriasis, and it is not linked with diabetes, but uncontrolled diabetes may worsen it. I would suggest that a skin specialist give you a better explanation of this. If he is not on any medication, I suggest he needs to...  Read Full »

Is vitamin D deficiency one of the reasons for psoriasis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from psoriasis for the past 24 years. I have tried a lot of ointments already. I heard one of the reasons is lack of vitamin D. Is it true? I am 54 years old now.  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Psoriasis is a T-cell mediated autoimmune disorder. What you have heard about lack of Vitamin D as its cause is a myth among patients because nowadays there is a new class of topical drugs available which are analogues of Vitamin D. These reduce the excessive cell proli...  Read Full »

Why do I have multiple painful cracks on my palm which get bruised easily?

Query: Hi doctor, There are multiple cracks in the palm with pain. If I touch anything, I get a wound. I can see that the wound surface is hard and blackish. What is this?  Read Full »

Dr. Kalpana Pathak

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the description provided, it seems that you could be having eczema or psoriasis. Right now, just use a good emollient like Cetaphil Dam over hands multiple times a day and apply Cosvate G cream (combination of Clobetasol propionate and Gentamicin sulfate) two to t...  Read Full »

Is it fine to get the COVID vaccine when there is a flare-up of psoriasis?

Query: Hi doctor, I had TB in the abdomen thirteen years ago, had medicine for two years. I am having psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis for the past eight years. I have diabetes for the last two years. Also, a couple of years ago had LTB and taken medicine for one year (Benadon and Isoniazid). Again two m...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Increase protein intake in your diet like dates, green leafy vegetables, egg yolk, chicken, nuts, etc. Take tablet H-Vit Forte (Biotin), a multivitamin hair pill, after breakfast for 30 days. Avoid stress, anxiety, painkillers as it acts as aggravation factors in psoria...  Read Full »

Why does my penis have dark discoloration?

Query: Hi doctor,I have some dark discoloration on my penis. I showed it to my family doctor and he did some blood tests. He told me that there is nothing to be worried about it. But this concerns me a lot. I read a lot about penile cancers and figured discoloration as one of the early symptoms. I also cam...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attached image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems to be benign penile melanosis. You need to know that there are some color changes observed in the coloration of penile melanosis. Your condition looks fine and you can ...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. I have severe psoriasis from 12 years of age. I am using biologic Humira for ten years and it worked well. Two weeks back, I got a streptococcal throat infection. After that, my psoriasis began to flare up. I am taking slight treatments but it is not getting better. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not take oral steroids for a short course for psoriasis. It will make your condition resistant causing a flare-up. It may also lead to erythrodermic psoriasis. Oral steroids can be taken in emergency cases for psoriasis. If your condition is under control, then i...  Read Full »

Why is the skin black and itchy on the buttocks, elbows, and around my eyes?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a skin condition where my skin is black and I have itching on my buttocks, hand elbows, and around my eyes.   Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, please mention whether you have two different conditions such as itching and black spots, or suggest whether you have itching on black spots. I need an answer to my question for having a definitive diagnosis. Please mention whether you have black spots or ...  Read Full »

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