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How is Pimecrolimus cream and Tacrolimus ointment used to treat inverse psoriasis?

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The FDA approved these drugs to treat eczema, but some dermatologists say they also work well for treating inverse psoriasis. Talk to your doctor before using them; the FDA warns people to use these medicines only for a short time, because some early studies suggest they may be linked to slightly elevated cancer risks.

From: Inverse Psoriasis WebMD Medical Reference

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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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