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Immunosuppressants reduce artery plaque in people with psoriasis

Immunosuppressants reduce artery plaque in people with psoriasis

New research finds that treatment with biologic drugs reduces coronary plaque buildup among people with severe psoriasis. An immunosuppressant drug for psoriasis can also improve heart artery health for those with the skin condition. Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that affects 7.5 million people in the United States and approximately 125 million worldwide. […]

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Which herbs can help with psoriasis?

Which herbs can help with psoriasis?

People have used herbs to treat skin conditions for centuries, and recent research has supported the idea that some herbal treatments may improve psoriasis symptoms. Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition that causes red, scaly patches of skin to develop, often on the elbows, knees, or scalp. There is no cure for psoriasis, though treatments and […]

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Which skin conditions can mimic psoriasis?

Which skin conditions can mimic psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a common skin condition with characteristic symptoms, but several other skin conditions have similar symptoms, which can lead to a misdiagnosis of psoriasis. Psoriasis is the most common autoimmune disease in the United States, affecting over 7.5 million people, or about 2.2 percent of the population. If a person finds that their psoriasis […]

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How are psoriasis and HIV related?

How are psoriasis and HIV related?

Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disorder that can sometimes affect people living with HIV. Psoriasis affects an estimated 1 to 3 percent of people with HIV. Psoriasis symptoms can present in the early or late stages of HIV. Both HIV and psoriasis respond to medications, although having both conditions together can make psoriasis treatment more […]

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Does biotin help with psoriasis?

Does biotin help with psoriasis?

Biotin, or vitamin B-7, is an essential nutrient for the human body. Some people use biotin supplements to manage symptoms of psoriasis. Biotin is important for skin health. Many people believe that biotin supplements can reduce psoriasis symptoms, which can include a scaly, red rash and thinning hair. However, no strong scientific evidence suggests that […]

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What to know about psoriasis remission

What to know about psoriasis remission

Psoriasis remission occurs when the symptoms of psoriasis disappear temporarily. There is no cure for psoriasis, so remission is the primary goal of treatment. Psoriasis develops when the immune system mistakenly attacks the skin cells, causing red, scaly, or painful patches to appear. During remission, the immune system stops these attacks, and the skin has […]

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Can tamanu oil help with psoriasis?

Can tamanu oil help with psoriasis?

Some people use tamanu oil to help treat various skin conditions, including psoriasis. Tamanu oil may reduce the inflammation that psoriasis causes, but there is currently a lack of reliable evidence to confirm this. In this article, we consider the potential use of tamanu oil as a treatment for psoriasis and look at whether or […]

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Can castor oil help with psoriasis?

Can castor oil help with psoriasis?

Castor oil is a vegetable oil that manufacturers produce using castor beans. It is a popular natural remedy and beauty treatment, and some people use it to treat psoriasis. Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin condition that affects up to 7.5 million people in the United States. Although there is plenty of anecdotal evidence to […]

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How to prevent psoriasis flares

How to prevent psoriasis flares

Psoriasis is a long-term autoimmune skin condition. There is no cure, but people can use medical treatments, home remedies, and lifestyle changes to prevent psoriasis flares and reduce their severity. Psoriasis prevention requires people with this condition to take prescription medication or to identify and avoid any psoriasis triggers. The best treatment option may vary […]

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What to know about psoriasis and tinea versicolor

What to know about psoriasis and tinea versicolor

A type of psoriasis called guttate psoriasis and tinea versicolor can look very similar. However, they have very different causes and treatments. Both guttate psoriasis and tinea versicolor cause a rash of small, red spots, which is why some people may confuse the two conditions. This article looks at psoriasis and tinea versicolor, exploring the […]