Home » Browse Health Topics » Rash » Psoriasis not getting better with steroids
Psoriasis not getting better with steroids
Dear Ask The Doctor:
I have a rash that covers 80 percent of my body i have been taking prednisone for three weeks and its not working like it used to what can i do it is psoriasis
Answer:Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition caused by an immune system respose. In psoriasis the normal skin is replaced at a faster rate than normal resulting in a buildup of dead skin on the surface. Psoriasis has a tendency to wax and wane with flares up in the presence of infection, stress, injury, dry skin and alcohol.
Management of psoriasis may involve drugs, light therapy, stress reduction, climatotherapy, and various adjuncts such as sunshine, moisturizers, and salicylic acid. Preventing moisture loss which can occur from hot showers (take cooler showers) and apply a skin moisturizer after your shower and before you sleep is important.
If steroid do not cause relief, coal tar, anthralin, calcipotriene, and tazarotene may be tried. Abruptly stopping steroid therapy in psoriasis or adding known irritant drugs can result in the sudden worsening of psoriasis or appearance of a new form.
Sign In to join in the conversation.
You’re in good hands, meet ATD’s founding physicians.
Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.
- Board Certified GP
- CMO ATD Health Network Inc.
- Adjunct Professor at U Of T
Dr. Patrick Golden M.D.
- Board Certified Cardiologist
- Founder AskTheDoctor.com
- Practices in Fresno, CA
Genital problems, around penis area.
Hey, I think I got a rash around my genital area. I have done some research and I think it might me Spiculas glandis ...
2 year old son with large rash
My 2 year old son has a rash the size of a baseball on his butt cheek. I believe from new diapers that we bought. He ...
Linchen planus worried about skin lymphoma
Hi. I had a skin rash and I went to the dermatologist 3 months ago and told me that I propably have linchen planus an...
Discolouration on my anus
Sir, My name is kumar from Kerala -INDIA ( Male Person ), I am enclosing my anus image for your reference. You can o...
Mild Perioral Dermatitis Treatment
I have a mild face rash that shows very similar symptoms to those of perioral dermatitis. Is it safe to use Cortizone...
Small red rash on penis
I have a small red rash spot on the side of the head of my penis I would like advice on. only 1 spot - has been ther...
3 Year Old Daughter Strange Rash
My 3 year old daughter has developed an itchy rash from yesterday afternoon. It starts as small bumps that look like ...
Tiny bumps on lower abdomen
My son has little little tiny bumps on his lower stomach and goes close his private area. He claims they dont itch or...
red blotches on my back
Hi, Is there a way I can send a doctor a photo? I developed a line of red blotches on my back yesterday. However, i...
Rashes on penis from last few months
Hi Doctor. I have rashes on my penis from last 4-5 months, its increasing. is there any medicine or cream i can use f...