Psoriasis Treatment

Psoriasis is a skin disease where skin cells accumulate, causing red scaly patches on the knee, elbow, trunk, and scalp. The common triggering agents are infections, colds, and stress. The typical symptom observed is the development of rashes on the nails, skin, or joints. Psoriasis is treated by applying topical ointments. Photodynamic therapy also helps to treat psoriasis.

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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 »

I am hesitant to take antibiotics for psoriasis guttate. Please guide me if it is needed compulsorily.

Query: Hi doctor, I got psoriasis guttate all over my body seven weeks ago after a strep infection. Two weeks later, I got my diagnosis and got a creme - Calcipotriene or Betamethasone. The cream seems to be working, but I am constantly getting more spots. They are everywhere, even on armpits, intimate par...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Aamir Sabir Chippa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Guttate psoriasis is caused by a Streptococcal infection. Guttate psoriasis is psoriasis that is characterized by multiple small scaly plaques that tend to affect most of the body. ‘Gutta’ is Latin for drop; guttate psoriasis looks like a sh...  Read Full »

The psoriatic scars and hyperpigmentation in my legs remain after applying topical ointments and taking ayurvedic pills. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from psoriasis for the past seven years. It first started in my legs when I was 42 years old. It was well controlled with a topical ointment, but now it is getting worse. It is spreading all over the body and scalp. I donated my kidney to my husband six years ago. So...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for consulting with us on I went through your query and understood your concern. It will be of great help if you can send me pictures of your skin lesions. I will be happy to help you further. I wish you good health.  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 Madhav

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 »

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 »

Please suggest complete cure for psoriasis.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering with Psoriasis. Please suggest treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Aditi Dhanta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw your photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are having psoriasis and I would like to tell you about your disease. Psoriasis is a relapsing condition and usually exacerbates in winters. It will not spread to other people by touching. I...  Read Full »

Please suggest a treatment for plaque psoriasis of the knee.

Query: Hi doctor, My friend is 47 years old. He consulted a family doctor for the rash present on the knee. He diagnosed it as plaque psoriasis on the right knee. He has prescribed a topical steroid. He had flaking of skin and I looked at the condition. He does not have any redness over it. He has a simil...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please attach a picture of it. Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the skin. It presents with scaly plaques and redness in most cases. It can be itchy. If the psoriasis is localized, then topical treatment is enough to take care of it. But there is no ...  Read Full »

What can be done for flaking in scalp and patches on the body?

Query: Hi doctor, I have dandruff issue from childhood. Now I have got flakings in the scalp and I got round patches on back and back side of the ear and on the hand, elbow area. They are itchy and size is increasing after month. Please suggest the best treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to With your history it seems like psoriasis, though I cannot confirm without seeing the pictures. Please attach your clinical pictures so that I can look at the extent of involvement and suggest you appropriate treatment.  Read Full »

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