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What is the treatment for a widespread outbreak of pustular psoriasis?

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If you have generalized or Von Zumbusch psoriasis, get medical care right away. You'll need fluids, and get treatments to prevent infection, ease your fever, and calm inflamed, broken skin. While you're in the hospital, you need to rest, stay hydrated, and keep cool. Your doctor may try acitretin, methotrexate, cyclosporine, steroids, or biologics (drugs made from living cells) like etanercept or infliximab to get your flare under control. Once your skin redness and pustule outbreaks have calmed down, you can also try PUVA, where you take a drug called psoralen and then beam ultraviolet light at the affected area of your skin.

From: What Is Pustular Psoriasis? WebMD Medical Reference

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National Psoriasis Foundation.

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: "Pustular Psoriasis."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Questions and answers about psoriasis."

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center: "Pustular psoriasis."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Psoriasis: Diagnosis and Treatment."

Dermnet New Zealand: "Generalised pustular psoriasis."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on February 22, 2017

SOURCES:

National Psoriasis Foundation.

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: "Pustular Psoriasis."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Questions and answers about psoriasis."

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center: "Pustular psoriasis."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Psoriasis: Diagnosis and Treatment."

Dermnet New Zealand: "Generalised pustular psoriasis."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on February 22, 2017

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