Psoriasis can be embarrassing. Which kind of treatments help keep this skin disorder well-controlled? Get “The Short Answer” from dermatologist Christine Poblete-Lopez, MD.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Dermatologist Thomas Knackstedt,, MD, answers this one.
When you seek help for an aching knee, shoulder or other joint, one of the first things a doctor will do is try to see which of the two major types of arthritis you have. Three questions help give them the answer.
Many conditions can cause an itchy scalp, from dandruff to ringworm or something more serious like a bacterial infection or autoimmune condition. Learn about five common problems and fixes.
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Psoriatic arthritis affects the entire body, but until recently doctors didn’t know much about how it develops. Find out how recent research supports early diagnosis and better treatment.
If you want some clues about your overall health, look down at your fingernails. “Your nails are a very good reflection of your health. Many things can occur in the nails that can signify systemic or skin problems,” says dermatologist Christine Poblete-Lopez, MD. Pay attention to anything on or around your fingernails or toenails that … Read More
If you have psoriatic arthritis, the inflammatory arthritis that occurs with the chronic skin condition of psoriasis, you also are at an increased risk for other conditions — from cardiovascular disease to diabetes to eye disease. “We know if a patient has psoriatic arthritis, it’s not just about treating the skin and the joints. It’s also diagnosing … Read More
If you have psoriasis, you may think getting psoriatic arthritis is unavoidable. While it’s true that about one third of people with psoriasis will eventually develop psoriatic arthritis, there are a lot of new, effective treatments available to alleviate symptoms. What is psoriatic arthritis? Psoriatic arthritis is a form of inflammatory arthritis. Both psoriasis and … Read More
You know exercise builds strong muscles and a healthy heart, but did you know it also may keep your skin healthy? A new study finds women who vigorously exercise may decrease their risk of psoriasis. Cleveland Clinic dermatologist Melissa Piliang, MD, did not take part in the study but says the results make sense. “We … Read More