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How do I use coal tar or anthralin to treat inverse psoriasis?

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Treatments such as coal tar and anthralin can irritate skin folds. Your doctor may recommend diluting the creams with a moisturizer, or you can apply them for a short time and then wash them off. You can use these products alone or along with a topical corticosteroid, but talk to your doctor about the best approach.

From: Inverse Psoriasis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

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

International Eczema-Psoriasis Foundation: "Inverse Psoriasis."

Kalb, R. , January 2009. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Inverse Psoriasis."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Types of Psoriasis."

 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 16, 2018

SOURCES:

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

International Eczema-Psoriasis Foundation: "Inverse Psoriasis."

Kalb, R. , January 2009. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Inverse Psoriasis."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Types of Psoriasis."

 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 16, 2018

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