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What are prescription options to treat guttate psoriasis?

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There are several over-the-counter or prescription options for the itchy, flaky skin, as well as the dryness and swelling. They include:

  • Cortisone cream to help stop itching and swelling
  • Dandruff shampoo for your scalp
  • Lotions with coal tar to soothe your skin
  • Moisturizers
  • Prescription medicines with vitamin D or vitamin A

From: Guttate Psoriasis WebMD Medical Reference

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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center: “Guttate psoriasis.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Guttate psoriasis,” “About psoriasis.”

Medscape: “Guttate psoriasis.”

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Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 16, 2018

SOURCES:

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center: “Guttate psoriasis.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Guttate psoriasis,” “About psoriasis.”

Medscape: “Guttate psoriasis.”

Emedicine

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 16, 2018

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