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Steroids Often Prescribed for Psoriasis, Countering Guidelines

February 28, 2014

FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although corticosteroid pills are not recommended for the management of psoriasis, new research reveals these drugs are commonly prescribed by dermatologists treating this chronic skin condition.
Corticosteroids, including prednisone, dexamethasone and methylprednisolone, were the second most commonly prescribed systemic medications (not preparations applied to the skin) for psoriasis, according [...]


Study Finds Links Between Psoriasis, Heart Failure

November 1, 2013

People with the skin disorder psoriasis might be at higher risk for heart failure and should be screened for heart disease, experts say. Researchers looked at medical data on all adults in Denmark. They found that people with psoriasis are more prone to develop heart failure and that the risk of heart failure rises as psoriasis gets more severe.


Study Sees Link Between Psoriasis, Kidney Problems

October 15, 2013

TUESDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) — People with moderate to severe psoriasis are at increased risk for chronic kidney disease and need to be closely monitored for kidney problems, a large new study suggests.
Researchers in Philadelphia analyzed data from nearly 144,000 people, aged 19 to 90, with psoriasis, and a comparison (control) group of nearly [...]


Psoriasis Drug May Help Treat Type 1 Diabetes: Report

September 23, 2013

MONDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) — A drug formerly used to treat the skin condition psoriasis shows promise in treating type 1 diabetes, according to a new study.
Both psoriasis and type 1 diabetes are autoimmune disorders. The drug alefacept (Amevive) is an immune-suppressing drug that was used to treat psoriasis but was withdrawn by its [...]


Atlanta Women Offers Hope for Those With Psoriasis

September 13, 2013

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) — Alisha Bridges spent most of her life covering up and hiding. She didn’t want the world to see the scaly patches of psoriasis that cover a significant portion of her body.
She’s tried almost every treatment that’s out there, with varying degrees of success, she said. [...]


Treatment Options Expand for Psoriasis Patients

September 13, 2013

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) — For the legions of Americans living with the red, scaly patches of psoriasis, doctors have good news.
“We are at a point where we can help almost anyone, and we can do it fairly safely,” said Dr. Mark Lebwohl, who chairs the National Psoriasis Foundation’s medical board. [...]


Atlanta Women Offers Hope for Psoriasis Sufferers

September 13, 2013

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) — Alisha Bridges spent most of her life covering up and hiding. She didn’t want the world to see the scaly patches of psoriasis that cover a significant portion of her body.
She’s tried almost every treatment that’s out there, with varying degrees of success, she said. [...]


Atlanta Women Offers Hope for Psoriasis Sufferers

September 13, 2013

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) — Alisha Bridges spent most of her life covering up and hiding. She didn’t want the world to see the scaly patches of psoriasis that cover a significant portion of her body.
She’s tried almost every treatment that’s out there, with varying degrees of success, she said. [...]


Use of Low-Dose Steroid Creams During Pregnancy Won’t Affect Baby: Study

September 4, 2013

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4 (HealthDay News) — Women who apply prescription steroid creams such as cortisone to ease a medical issue during pregnancy should not worry that the medication will affect their baby, a new study finds.
“Cortisone [creams] can be a very powerful drug for a pregnant woman suffering from a variety of conditions both related [...]


Skin Care Tips for Psoriasis Patients

August 23, 2013

FRIDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) — Sun protection is among the skin care habits that can help people with the chronic skin condition psoriasis reduce some of the discomfort they may experience, such as skin itching, cracking and bleeding, an expert says.
“It’s extremely important for people with psoriasis to protect their skin from excessive sun,” [...]



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