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Topical Treatments for Psoriasis

Many topical drugs are available over the counter and by prescription to treat psoriasis, including steroids, coal tar, and retinoids. Topical therapies (those applied to the skin) are the mainstay of psoriasis treatment. They are...

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Prognosis of Psoriasis: What Factors Play a Role

The prognosis of psoriasis is that it is incurable but controllable with treatment, depending on the severity, type of psoriasis, and affected areas. If you’ve just received a diagnosis of psoriasis from your doctor or dermatologist, you may be...

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Soriatane (Acitretin) - Oral

Acitretin is an oral retinoid medication used to treat severe psoriasis. It works by suppressing abnormal skin cell growth and reducing inflammation. Additional Content Provided and Reviewed by IBM Micromedex What Is Soriatane? Soriatane...

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What to Know About Biologics for Psoriasis

Biologics for psoriasis are drugs made from living cells. Learn what makes this psoriasis medication different from other anti-inflammatory drugs. Biologic medication refers to any type of medication that is derived from living organisms. Biologic...

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Psoriasis Treatment

If topical ointments aren't helping your psoriasis, you may consider phototherapy, laser therapy, or alternative treatments. Learn more about your options.

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How to Tame the Psoriasis Itch

For those with psoriasis, itching may be the worst symptom. Here are ways you can fight it using prescription, over-the-counter, and home remedies. It is perfectly natural to want to scratch an itch, but doing so when it's caused by psoriasis can...

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Topical Corticosteroids for Psoriasis

Topical corticosteroids come in many strengths and varieties. Learn more about these creams and how they treat psoriasis. Topical corticosteroids are steroid drugs you apply to the skin. They offer a variety of benefits if you have an inflammatory...

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Fastest Psoriasis Treatments

While there are many psoriasis treatments, some appear to work much faster than others. Learn more about treatments with quick results. Speed is only one characteristic of a drug which may be of importance—safety, side effects, cost, and medical...

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Using Dead Sea Salts to Manage Psoriasis

People have used Dead Sea salts for skin conditions like psoriasis since ancient times. Learn the benefits, reviewed by a board-certified physician. The Dead Sea is a salt lake bordering Jordan, Israel, and the West Bank, and considered the most...

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What to Know About Anthralin Cream or Shampoo

Anthralin is an original psoriasis topical medication still used today in creams, gels, and shampoos. Learn the side effects, dosage, and uses. Anthralin cream is one of the original psoriasis topical medications. First introduced in 1916, it was...

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Psoriatic Disease Drugs in the Pipeline

Drugs in the pipeline for psoriatic disease (PD) are those currently being developed and tested. Read more about what the future of PD treatment holds. Thanks to the diligent efforts of science, psoriatic disease (PD) treatments are continuously...

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