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Tegrin (Overview)

Tegrin is a skin-related agent.


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Does coal tar have any side effects on vision?

Does coal tar have any side effects on vision?

None: Don't get it into your eye but otherwise it will not cause any problems. ...Read more

Tegrin (Overview)

Tegrin is a skin-related agent.


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Psoriasis treatments I have had active psoriasis for over 40 years. I have used every possible over-the-counter treatment, including coal tar cream. Everything seems to work for a while, then becomes ineffective. I am leery of internal medications as i a

Psoriasis treatments I have had active psoriasis for over 40 years. I have used every possible over-the-counter treatment, including coal tar cream. Everything seems to work for a while, then becomes ineffective.  I am leery of internal medications as i a

Depends : Depends a bit on location and how widespread your psoriasis is. Topical options include steroid creams, vit d derivatives (dovonex and vectical), salicylic acid and coal tar preparations. Sometimes i inject a diluted steroid into specific lesions with good results. There are some biologic therapies such as enbrel, humira, and stelara (ustekinumab) that work well for widespread cases (check out the link below for more information). I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Daughter17yr sebo_psoriasis on scalp, uses "coal tar & salicylic acid" twice weekly.She gets headaches, eye burning .Is it the side effect of solution?

Daughter17yr sebo_psoriasis on scalp, uses "coal tar & salicylic acid" twice weekly.She gets headaches, eye burning .Is it the side effect of solution?

Possibly: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Psoriasis on hand..Can I soak hand in coal tar shampoo such as tgel...If yes how long should it soak?

Psoriasis on hand..Can I soak hand in coal tar shampoo such as tgel...If yes how long should it soak?

You can, but...: It won't hurt to try, but don't expect significant improvement unless your psoriasis is very mild. Tar preparations are (somewhat) useful for psoriasis, but tar shampoos aren't strong enough to thin plaques on hands significantly. Much more effective treatments are available; see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does coal tar have any side effects on vision?

None: Don't get it into your eye but otherwise it will not cause any problems. ...Read more

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Is polytar (coal tar) soap safe to use all over you body and face?

Is polytar (coal tar) soap safe to use all over you body and face?

Polytar (coal tar): I would answer no. Polytar (coal tar) is an irritant and areas close to mucous membranes would be very sensitive. You would never want to get it in your eyes, nose or mouth. Some believe that a case can me made that it is a carcinogen. ...Read more

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Which shampoo is better: polytar (coal tar) or oilatum?

For dry scalp or...: For psoriasis, seborrhea, and bad dandruff, i'd take the polytar (coal tar). For dry scalp alone, i'd take the oilatum. Both can be used on different days. ...Read more

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Polytar (coal tar) shampoo for psoriasis, what else?

Polytar (coal tar) shampoo for psoriasis, what else?

Many options: Sooner or later your scalp will get used to the tar shampoo - or you will get tired of smelling like you got dipped in creosote - so get several therapeutic shampoos and rotate them. Other good active ingredients are zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, and salicylic acid. ...Read more

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Do polytar (coal tar) bar soap actually works for psoriasis?

Not really.: Tar products are sometimes helpful when used as a supplement to more basic treatments, such as topical corticosteroids, vitamin d derivatives, and uv light. But by itself, tar soap is ineffective in all but the very mildest cases. ...Read more

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