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When should you apply medicated creams to help with psoriasis flare-ups?

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If your doctor has prescribed a corticosteroid product, you may want to apply it at night so it has time to absorb. Corticosteroid creams and ointments can stop the overproduction of skin cells that make psoriasis plaques.

SOURCES:

Doris Day, MD, clinical associate professor of dermatology, New York University Langone Medical Centers.

Gary Goldenberg, MD, assistant clinical director of dermatology, Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine, New York,

National Psoriasis Foundation: "The Great Cover Up: Psoriasis Makeup," "Makeup Tips For Skin With Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 30, 2018

SOURCES:

Doris Day, MD, clinical associate professor of dermatology, New York University Langone Medical Centers.

Gary Goldenberg, MD, assistant clinical director of dermatology, Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine, New York,

National Psoriasis Foundation: "The Great Cover Up: Psoriasis Makeup," "Makeup Tips For Skin With Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 30, 2018

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