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What medications can treat psoriasis if skin treatments don't work?

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Psoriasis is an immune system condition, so if skin treatments don’t work, your doctor may recommend drugs that slow down your immune system or the growth of certain cells. These include Cyclosporine, Methotrexate, and low-dose retinoids like acitretin (Soriatane).

From: Psoriasis on Hands and Feet WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Di Lernia, V. , 2010. Dermatology Online Journal

FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz."

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

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Specific locations: Hands and feet."

The Psoriasis Association: "Pustular Psoriasis."

Wound Care Advisor: “What you need to know about hydrocolloid dressings.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2017

SOURCES:

Di Lernia, V. , 2010. Dermatology Online Journal

FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz."

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

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Specific locations: Hands and feet."

The Psoriasis Association: "Pustular Psoriasis."

Wound Care Advisor: “What you need to know about hydrocolloid dressings.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2017

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