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What is the treatment for psoriasis?

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Many treatments work well to treat psoriasis. Some slow the growth of new skin cells, and others relieve itching and dry skin. Your doctor will select a treatment plan for you based on the size of your rash, its location on your body, your age, your overall health, and other things. Common treatments include:

  • Steroid creams
  • Moisturizers for dry skin
  • Coal tar (a common treatment for scalp psoriasis; available in lotions, shampoos, and bath solutions)
  • Vitamin D cream (a strong kind ordered by your doctor; vitamin D in foods and pills has no effect)
  • Retinoid creams

From: Psoriasis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz." “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

National Psoriasis Foundation.

PubMed Health: "Psoriasis."

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2017

SOURCES:

FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz." “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

National Psoriasis Foundation.

PubMed Health: "Psoriasis."

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2017

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