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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Can I get rid of Psoriasis?

So, you had some embarrassing skin lesions, and you went to the doctor, and after some tests he stated that you have Psoriasis. I think you know how you felt. "Psoriasis? Is that a word?"
And than you started asking god (well, i meant Google) what is psoriasis and how could you turn your old beautiful skin back!
get rid of psoriasis

The therapy of Psoriasis varies from the gravity of your lesions. I'll make it simple:
You have some small skin lesions, You use Topic preparations;
You have large skin lesions, you start Systemic therapy.

The Topic Medications have very very low side effects, but ca be less effective. They consist in:
-Vitamin D Derivates

The Systemic treatment is just MORE complicated. No, it's not scientifically complicated. It's just Economically. Who said money can't make you happy?
The less expensive drugs are:
-Fumaric Acid Esthers
-Methotrexate (MTX)
This drugs are mainly immunomodulators, but their mechanism of action is very general, not specific, and they can block the entire Immunity, and you can be prone to infections. These drugs should be used in the presence of a  specialized physician!

The most expensive drugs are called BIOLOGIC DRUGS, because they consist in antibodies against the cells that are causing this condition. Biologic Drugs against Psoriasis are:
-Etanercept (Enbrel)
-Ustekinumab (Stelara)
-Adalimumab (HUMIRA)
-Infliximab (Remicade)

With these drugs, generally full remission is guaranteed, but their cost can be up to 30.000 american dollars per year per patient!!

Will I Live?
Sure, but to live the best out of life, you should find the way that you are treated with the biologic drugs. Some countries offer free biologic drugs in their Health Care Programs!


  1. That thing grosses me out, but I can't stop staring at it.

    I am Fickle Cattle.

  2. It is something that can happen Bro, thank god it can be cured :)
    I'm following you!