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How are mild vitamin D creams used to treat psoriasis in sensitive areas?

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Mild vitamin D creams have fewer long-term side effects than steroids, and you can use them longer. Sometimes they're mixed with a mild steroid to make them less irritating. Only use the one your doctor prescribes, since not all vitamin D creams work well for sensitive skin.

SOURCES:

National Psoriasis Foundation.

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: "Psoriasis and Sensitive Areas."

Psoriasis Association (UK): "Psoriasis in Sensitive Areas."

Guglielmetti, A. , December 2012 Dermatology and Therapy.

New York Times : "Weight Loss May Ease Psoriasis," May 30, 2013.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on December 4, 2018

SOURCES:

National Psoriasis Foundation.

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: "Psoriasis and Sensitive Areas."

Psoriasis Association (UK): "Psoriasis in Sensitive Areas."

Guglielmetti, A. , December 2012 Dermatology and Therapy.

New York Times : "Weight Loss May Ease Psoriasis," May 30, 2013.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on December 4, 2018

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