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Can methotrexate reduce psoriasis permanently or upto how many days it can reduce. If it not reduce psoriasis permanently then what is the use of using methotrexate with risk. Need some suggestions. Thank you.
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NAGARAJU D Hyderabad | Dermatosurgeon
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Dear patient..

There is no permanent cure for psoriasis irrespective of what treatment u take.. As it's autoinflamatory disorder..

But we can completely remit psoriasis with various treatment options depending on severity... As there is no cure there is chance of recurrence particularly in times of stress,  heavy sinking or alcoholic drinks or surgeries or infections or sudden environmental changes...

Methotrexate is a wonder drug in severe psoriasis giving major remission although it has some risk factors which are weighed and monitored cautiously by prescribing doctor..
So nothing to worry

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Methotrexate is one of the treatment options in psoriasis which has to be very judiciously used depending on a number of factors like severity, age of the patient, gender, if joint pains are present or not and if planning for pregnancy or not. Nothing works permanently for psoriasis and it has to be kept in remission, There is a possibility that one may not relapse, if treated appropriately. Biologicals are the newest and best treatment options. Some general information about psoriasis...
Psoriasis is an immune system mediated skin disease which can be brought into remission by certain medications and life style changes. Now it is well established and believed to be a multi system disorder involving joints, hearts and kidneys as well. A proper assessment to determine the severity of psoriasis and an assessment of other organ involvements is needed. Most of the patients do well if they stick to the recommendations.
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Kindly see a dermatologist for a treatment plan. 
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