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Will I need antibiotics to treat my psoriasis?
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sometimes
Occasionally an uncommon form of psoriasis is guttate psoriasis which is small red patches scattered on the body.
This can be assocated with a strep infection. It is important to treat with low dose antibiotics for weeks to eradicate the strep and the guttate psoriasis may go into remission for extended periods of time.

In brief: Sometimes
Occasionally an uncommon form of psoriasis is guttate psoriasis which is small red patches scattered on the body.
This can be assocated with a strep infection. It is important to treat with low dose antibiotics for weeks to eradicate the strep and the guttate psoriasis may go into remission for extended periods of time.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually not
Only if you develop a cellulitis (skin infection) will you need an oral antibiotics.
Sometimes we treat psoriasis with topical antibiotic ointments.

In brief: Usually not
Only if you develop a cellulitis (skin infection) will you need an oral antibiotics.
Sometimes we treat psoriasis with topical antibiotic ointments.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Thank
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