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What's the best way to treat psoriasis?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on severity

There is not a single best way to treat psoriasis.
Mild psoriasis is generally treated with topical steroids and vitamin d derivatives. More severe cases are treated with uv light, and systemic medications. Goal of therapy is to keep the disease under acceptable control without causing too many side effects from chronic treatment as we do not have a cure for psoriasis.

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In brief: Depends on severity

There is not a single best way to treat psoriasis.
Mild psoriasis is generally treated with topical steroids and vitamin d derivatives. More severe cases are treated with uv light, and systemic medications. Goal of therapy is to keep the disease under acceptable control without causing too many side effects from chronic treatment as we do not have a cure for psoriasis. A doctor will see you now ›
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends how

Extensive the disease is.
If psoriasis only affects small areas topical creams can be tried. Most otc topicals dont work as well as prescription agents. Sunlight also can be helpful but one has to be careful secondary to skin cancer. There are many other oral medications such as Methotrexate and soritane can be helpful. Also with severe disease drugs such as Enbrel and Remicade (infliximab) can be dramatic.

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In brief: Depends how

Extensive the disease is.
If psoriasis only affects small areas topical creams can be tried. Most otc topicals dont work as well as prescription agents. Sunlight also can be helpful but one has to be careful secondary to skin cancer. There are many other oral medications such as Methotrexate and soritane can be helpful. Also with severe disease drugs such as Enbrel and Remicade (infliximab) can be dramatic. The doctor will see you now ›