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What may your doctor prescribe to treat guttate psoriasis?

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If your case is more serious, your doctor may give you a prescription to take by mouth. These include:

Phototherapy (light therapy) is another option. Your doctor will shine ultraviolet light onto your skin during this treatment. She may also give you medication to make your skin react more quickly to light. Sometimes, just going out into the sunshine can help.

  • Corticosteroids
  • Methotrexate
  • Cyclosporine

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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