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What are the different types of treatment for hand and foot psoriasis?

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Some treatments for hand and foot psoriasis are:

Your doctor may also recommend you use super glue to seal cracks in your palms and soles. Make sure you don’t have an allergy to the glue before trying it.

Keep your skin moisturized with lotion and drink plenty of water. When it's dry, it cracks more easily, which can lead to more blisters. Skin that’s hydrated can also take in topical treatment better and heal faster.

  • Medicines that go on your skin
  • Prescription drugs in liquid or pill form
  • Special light therapy units for palms and soles
  • Biologic drugs that you get through an IV

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: “Case-based review: Palmoplantar psoriasis,” “Psoriasis: Tips for Managing.”

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: “Palmoplantar Pustulosis.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Pustular Psoriasis,” “Hands, Feet and Nails.”

The Psoriasis Association: “Pustular Psoriasis,” “Nail Psoriasis.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 24, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: “Case-based review: Palmoplantar psoriasis,” “Psoriasis: Tips for Managing.”

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: “Palmoplantar Pustulosis.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Pustular Psoriasis,” “Hands, Feet and Nails.”

The Psoriasis Association: “Pustular Psoriasis,” “Nail Psoriasis.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 24, 2019

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