i have psoriasis for 5 months now, the doctor told me that i can't used enbrel for my psoriasis because he told me that my left liver is not good. So he can't give me enbrel. The doctor gave me kenalog, it's helped me, the red color of my body is gone and my psoriasis is gone, but after a month it's come back again. Please help me, is there any possibility that i can used enbrel to cure my psoriasis? Please i need help?
What's the best medicine / treatment for Psoriasis?
Question posted by lex4163 on 28 June 2010
Last updated on 5 April 2013 by g34667
I used different kind of cream & ointment for my psoriasis but nothing happen? Is there any kind of medicine that i can used to cure my psoriasis?
I used Clobetasol propionate ( Dermovate ) 500mcg / ointment 5 grams, it's really help, every time i used it my psoriasis is gone, but after a week it will come back again & i'm still using it, up to now, only it's so happen that i run out of it, because i order this in the philippines. Now my psoriasis is back again ? What is my second option to used for my psoriasis? Please help me?
i use zinc oxide (baby butt aid)cost 1$ at dollar tree,works better than valtorem,and every other script,given by,rheumatologist,or her dermatologist,cheap,no side effects, rapid relief, i use this on my mother for severe psoriasis (arthritic) and 2 other patients.all love it i have 2 tubes at home always. for a buck give it a shot ,it can not harm you in any way,just apply to area 3 times a day or as often as you like.hope this helps .please let me know ,give it 3-5 days,to feel and see marked improvement.
I have also had success with Olux-E. Because I have scalp psoriasis, though, a topical treatment wasn't a long term option for me, so I am now on Methotrexate. This, like Enbrel, is most likely not an option if you have any liver damage. I would talk to your Dr abt Olux-E. Good luck!!!
A dermotologist prescribed Olux-E foam. It wasn't cheap but made a world of difference. He also recommended 10 minutes at a tanning salon 3 times a week.
first of all talk to your Dermatologist again based on the of the information i will give. do not choose on your own I AM NOT A DOCTOR/ DERMATOLOGIST... OK
What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic, recurring skin disease. Its scope can vary considerably; from mild outbreaks, where the person may not even be aware they have psoriasis, to severe cases, which can be socially disabling and, in rare instances, life-threatening.
In principle, people of all ages can get psoriasis, but the early-onset form of the disease is mostly seen in 16 to 22-year-olds and the late-onset form strikes those between the ages of 50 and 60.
What is the treatment?
It consists of various treatments used locally on the skin and taken by mouth. It depends on the patient's age, state of health and on the nature of the psoriasis.
Moisturisers are an important factor in treatment for psoriasis and may be all that is needed for mild psoriasis. They reduce dryness, cracking and scaling of the skin.
Specific local treatments include creams and ointments containing coal tar, dithranol, tazarotene (Zorac) or vitamin D-related compounds, eg calcipotriol (Dovonex), calcitriol (Silkis) or tacalcitol (Curatoderm)).
Occasionally, corticosteroid-containing ointments are used for a short time. Combining a corticosteroid with another topical treatment, either as separate products used at different times of day, or as a combination product, eg Dovobet (calcipotriol and betamethasone) or Alphosyl HC (coal tar and hydrocortisone), may be beneficial for chronic psoriasis vulgaris.
Special lotions are available for scalp treatment. These often contain salicylic acid, coal tar, sulphur or corticosteroids.
Phototherapy (ultraviolet B, UVB) and photochemotherapy (psoralent ultraviolet A, PUVA) are both used in specialist dermatology centres for widespread psoriasis. Many patients find that natural sunlight also helps.
Oral treatment with immunosuppressants such as ciclosporin (Neoral) or methotrexate (eg Maxtrex) or the vitamin A derivative acitretin (Neotigason) may be used for patients with severe, widespread or unresponsive psoriasis.
Injections of the immunosuppressants etanercept (Enbrel) THIS ONE YOU CANT USE, adalimumab (Humira) or infliximab (Remicade) may be used for people with severe plaque psoriasis that has failed to respond to ciclosporin, methotrexate or photochemotherapy, or for people who can't take or tolerate these treatments.
I hope this helps AND GOOD LUCK
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