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What should you know about medications for severe scalp psoriasis?

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Since these medications can cause serious side effects, including liver damage, they require a doctor’s close eye. It's also important to know that oral vitamin derivatives are different from -- and more powerful than -- vitamin supplements bought over the counter. Ordinary vitamin A and D supplements do not help.

From: Scalp Psoriasis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "What Is Scalp Psoriasis?"

American Academy of Dermatology: "Understanding Scalp Psoriasis May Head Off Hair Loss."

FDA. “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Scalp Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "What Is Scalp Psoriasis?"

American Academy of Dermatology: "Understanding Scalp Psoriasis May Head Off Hair Loss."

FDA. “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Scalp Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2017

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