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What can I put on my skin to treat inverse psoriasis?

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Low-dose corticosteroid creams, lotions, oils, sprays, foams, gels, and ointments are called topical medicines. They target the inflammation related to psoriasis, and work very well for many people. Be careful not to use too much of them, especially stronger ones. That can lead to stretch marks or make the thin skin in these areas even thinner.  It’s also not a good idea to cover these areas with plastic bandages, since they trap moisture. 

From: Inverse Psoriasis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz." “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

International Eczema-Psoriasis Foundation: "Inverse Psoriasis."

Kalb, R. , January 2009. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Inverse Psoriasis."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Types of Psoriasis."

 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 16, 2018

SOURCES:

FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz." “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

International Eczema-Psoriasis Foundation: "Inverse Psoriasis."

Kalb, R. , January 2009. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Inverse Psoriasis."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Types of Psoriasis."

 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 16, 2018

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