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  • Psoriasis of the Penis Created: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    Psoriasis affects any body part covered with skin including the genitalia. In these areas, the symptoms, appearance, and treatment of psoriasis may differ that those of other body areas.
  • Will Changing Your Diet Help Your Psoriasis? Created: Sunday, August 26, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    Does diet affect Psoriasis? If so what dietary changes may be beneficial to persons suffering from this disease?
  • Topical Corticosteroids for Psoriasis Created: Saturday, October 20, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    Topical corticosteroids come in many strengths and varieties. Learn more about these creams and how they treat psoriasis.
  • Enbrel (Etanercept) Created: Thursday, October 11, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
    Enbrel (Etanercept) is the number one systemic psoriasis drug prescribed by dermatologist. It is also quite effective for psoriatic arthritis.
  • Humira (Adalimumab) Created: Friday, October 19, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
    Humira (adalimumab) is approved for treating psoriatic arthritis and will likely soon be approved for psoriasis.
  • Pustular Psoriasis Subtypes Created: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    There are many types of psoriasis, and even subtypes of the types. Pustular psoriasis is an example of a type of psoriasis that can be further categorized into one of several distinct subtypes of ...
  • Retinoids Created: Sunday, August 03, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Retinoids are vitamin A-derived drugs for use in treating skin diseases.
  • Ustekinumab - A Biologic with Quarterly Dosing Created: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Ustekinumab is a biologic drug for psoriasis currently in development with very long lasting results
  • Psoriasis Treatments That are Fast Created: Sunday, May 18, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    While there are many psoriasis treatments, some appear to work much faster than others. For patients for whom time is of the essence, faster treatment may be just the ticket.
  • Histoplasmosis - A Rare Fungal Infection Associated with Biologic Drugs Created: Friday, September 05, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Histoplasomsis is a rare fungal infection which is more common in persons with poorly functioning immune systems. Biologic drugs may increase the risk of certain infections including histoplasmosi...
  • Reiter Syndrome Created: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Retier Syndrome, or Reactive Arthritis with Conjunctivitis/Urethritis/Diarrhea, is an uncommon disease with a variety of seemingly unrelated symptoms some of which mimic psoriasis.
  • Finding the Right Doctor for Your Psoriasis Created: Monday, July 14, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in treating skin diseases, including psoriasis.
  • Scalp Psoriasis Created: Sunday, May 11, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    About half of patients with psoriasis have scalp psoriasis. Treatment of such a hairy area can be difficult, and scalp psoriasis is notoriously stubborn. Learn more about this condition and the sc...
  • Protopic and Elidel for Psoriasis Created: Saturday, April 19, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Protopic and Elidel are FDA approved topical medications for the treatment of eczema. They can be used and are sometimes quite useful for treatment of psoriasis, especially for those areas where s...
  • Seldom Used Drugs for Psoriasis Created: Sunday, April 13, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Older drugs for psoriasis are used less often now due to the great results seen with newer biologic drugs, however they still have applications for specific patients who are unable or unwilling to ...
  • Psoriasis in Children: Features and Treatments Created: Sunday, April 06, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Psoriasis can affect people at any age including children. Features of childhood psoriasis and the various treatment options available may differ somewhat from those for adult psoriasis.
  • Psoriasis Drugs in Development Created: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    There are always several drugs "in the pipeline" of development for psoriasis at any given time. Usually these are in some stage of FDA clinical trial testing. Many newer drugs are of the biologi...
  • Coal Tar Products for Psoriasis Created: Sunday, April 20, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Coal Tar products have been used for the treatment of psoriasis and other skin diseases for over a century. They are the original anti-inflammatory skin medication.
  • Diagnosis and Evaluation of Psoriasis Created: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Updated: Friday, September 16, 2011
    How does your doctor diagnose psoriasis? What sort of measures are used to evaluate the disease as well as the progress and results of treatment?
  • Psoriasis Treatments - How Psoriasis is Treated Created: Friday, April 04, 2008 Updated: Friday, September 16, 2011
    Psoriasis treatments include creams, pills, shots and light treatments. The decision as to what treatment to use depends upon the severity of the psoriasis, any co-morbidities like diabetes or liv..
  • Coping with Psoriasis - Life with Psoriasis Created: Friday, April 04, 2008 Updated: Friday, September 16, 2011
    Coping with the stress and emotional strain of Psoriasis can be a major part of dealing with this disease. Often times stress itself can be a trigger of psoriasis flare leading to a vicious circle..
  • Symptoms and Diagnosis of Psoriasis Created: Friday, April 04, 2008 Updated: Friday, September 16, 2011
    Psoriasis has specific symptoms, allowing the diagnosis to be made on clinical examination without further testing in most cases. Learn more about the symptoms of psoriasis, and how psoriasis is d..
  • Your Doctor and Your Psoriasis Created: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
    Getting the most out of your doctor visit requires a little bit of planning and some background preparation. This extra effort will pay off in a more productive visit.
  • Treating Psoriasis Yourself - At-Home Psoriasis Treatments Created: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
    There are several things you can do to improve your skin if you suffer from psoriasis.

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