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What medications can stop the progress of psoriasis on the hands and feet?

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  • Psoriasis is an immune system condition, so if skin treatments don’t work, your doctor may recommend drugs that affect the disease at a cellular level. These include: Cyclosporine, to slow down your overactive immune system
  • Low-dose retinoids like acitretin (Soriatane), to reduce cell multiplication
  • Methotrexate, which slows an enzyme that causes the rapid growth of skin cells in psoriasis

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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