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A 42-year-old male asked:

Do topical steroids slow the increase in surface area of psoriasis spots or only treat the symptoms?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Topical steroids: are VERY TEMPORARY and not in this day and age the way to treat psoriasis since they do NOT treat the disease ONLY the symptoms (defined areas of the rash) There are a number of treatments which treat the whole body both "topical" (light therapy) and BIOLOGICAL systemic medications! ope this helps! Dr Z
Last updated Jun 12, 2016

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