Featured Psoriasis Articles
Descriptions of Featured Psoriasis Articles
Psoriasis is a skin disorder that affects almost 3 percent of the US population. This eMedTV article offers a detailed description of this condition and explains its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
In someone with psoriatic arthritis, the joints (and sometimes other areas of the body) become inflamed. This eMedTV page gives an overview of this condition, noting in particular who it affects and how often it occurs, as well as possible symptoms.
As a prescription drug, methotrexate has several uses, including the treatment of psoriasis and cancer. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this versatile medication, including details on side effects, how it works, and available strengths.
For most people, psoriasis treatment consists of topical treatment, light therapy, and medicine. As this eMedTV page explains, the correct combination is often found through trial and error. This page discusses each treatment for psoriasis in detail.
Scalp psoriasis is a skin disorder characterized by inflamed, scaly skin. As this eMedTV article explains, over half the people with psoriasis have it on their scalp. This portion of the Web site offers an in-depth look at this skin disease.
Medicines for psoriasis often comes in the form of a topical ointment, pill, or injection. This article from the eMedTV library describes in detail the different psoriasis medication, including information on associated risks and benefits.
Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment
Available by prescription, triamcinolone acetonide ointment can help treat skin conditions such as eczema. This eMedTV article explains how this steroid works to treat skin inflammation, offers general dosing information, and lists potential side effects.
Dead Sea Salt Psoriasis Cream Information
Dead Sea salt psoriasis cream can't cure psoriasis, but it appears to be helpful in relieving symptoms. This eMedTV resource discusses the benefits of using this psoriasis cream and explains how it helps improve scaly skin.
Methotrexate Side Effects
Common side effects of methotrexate include mouth sores, nausea, and vomiting. This segment from the eMedTV Web library takes a closer look at potential side effects of this medication, including those that require immediate medical care.
If you have plaque psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, your doctor may recommend the injectable drug Stelara. This eMedTV selection offers a detailed description of this "biologic" medicine, including details on dosing guidelines, side effects, and more.
Tazorac is a prescription drug used to treat acne and plaque psoriasis. This selection from the eMedTV archives takes an in-depth look at this product, explaining how it works, when and how to apply it, potential side effects, and more.
Cyclosporine is a drug used to prevent organ rejection and to treat psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. This eMedTV article gives a detailed overview of this prescription medicine, including how it works, dosing tips, and possible side effects.
As this eMedTV page explains, psoriasis is caused by a malfunction in the immune system. It can also run in families. This article covers each of the possible causes in more detail, including certain factors (such as stress) that may cause flare-ups.
Available by prescription, fluocinonide ointment can help treat skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. This eMedTV page describes how this steroid works to treat itching and inflammation of the skin, offers dosing guidelines, and lists side effects.
There is no psoriasis cure, but symptoms can be improved with proper treatment and care. This part of the eMedTV library discusses the study of genetics, medications, and laser light in the search for a cure for this condition.
Dovonex is a prescription drug approved for the treatment of plaque psoriasis. This segment of the eMedTV library describes the different forms of this medicine, how it is used, possible side effects, what to tell your doctor before using it, and more.
Available by prescription only, Elocon is used to treat eczema, psoriasis, and various other skin problems. This eMedTV page offers a complete overview of this steroid skin medicine, including how it works, possible side effects, various forms, and more.
Etanercept is a prescription medicine used to treat inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. This eMedTV page explains how the medication works, lists side effects, and describes what to tell your healthcare provider prior to taking it.
Soriatane is a prescription retinoid approved for treating severe psoriasis in adults. This eMedTV Web article explores the drug in more detail, including information on possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and some general precautions.
Methotrexate Serious Side Effects
As this eMedTV article explains, serious side effects of methotrexate can include severe diarrhea and liver damage, among others. This resource takes a look at other serious reactions that may occur and provides a link to more information.