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Which drugs cause pustular psoriasis?

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There are many reasons why people get pustular psoriasis, including the intake of certain drugs. There’s a long list, but the ones you’re most likely to run across are:

  • Pain or fever reducers with aspirin
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, naproxen)
  • Some anti-depressants like lithium or trazodone
  • Penicillin (antibiotic)
  • Calcipotriol (a psoriasis drug)
  • Coal tar (also used to treat psoriasis)
  • Zinc pyrithione (the active ingredient in dandruff shampoo)

SOURCES:

Medscape: “Pustular Psoriasis Overview of Pustular Psoriasis.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Pustular Psoriasis.

American Academy of Dermatology: “What Psoriasis Looks Like.”

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: “Pustular Psoriasis.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Are Lifestyle Choices Affecting Your Psoriasis?”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Stress and Psoriatic Disease.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 30, 2017

SOURCES:

Medscape: “Pustular Psoriasis Overview of Pustular Psoriasis.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Pustular Psoriasis.

American Academy of Dermatology: “What Psoriasis Looks Like.”

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: “Pustular Psoriasis.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Are Lifestyle Choices Affecting Your Psoriasis?”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Stress and Psoriatic Disease.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 30, 2017

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