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Whats a good treatment for psoriasis?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Varies on severity

Small patches may respond well to various potencies of steroid cream, vit.
D-like drugs, or vit a-derived meds. Larger areas of involvement may require immunosuppressant therapy like Methotrexate or new immune-modulator drugs like infliximab, etanercept, etc. The latter drugs have many side effects and precautions; so you should be under the care of a specialist in those meds.

In brief: Varies on severity

Small patches may respond well to various potencies of steroid cream, vit.
D-like drugs, or vit a-derived meds. Larger areas of involvement may require immunosuppressant therapy like Methotrexate or new immune-modulator drugs like infliximab, etanercept, etc. The latter drugs have many side effects and precautions; so you should be under the care of a specialist in those meds.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
skin emollients (softeners) are also a mainstay of all forms of psoriasis
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Phototherapy

Another option is ultraviolet light phototherapy, specifically something called narrow-band uvb.
Treatments are generally done in a dermatologist's office 2-3 times per week. If you're interested you will need to find a dermatologist who has the equipment and offers this form of treatment.

In brief: Phototherapy

Another option is ultraviolet light phototherapy, specifically something called narrow-band uvb.
Treatments are generally done in a dermatologist's office 2-3 times per week. If you're interested you will need to find a dermatologist who has the equipment and offers this form of treatment.
Dr. Frank Pinto
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In brief: Many options

There can be many treatment options depending on the severity of disease.
Topical steroids are the most commonly used medicines. Other treatments can range from topical vitamin d derivatives to ultraviolet light and systemic agents (immunosuppresives and biologics, to name a few). An full evaluation by a dermatologist will help determine which treatment would be best in a particular patient.

In brief: Many options

There can be many treatment options depending on the severity of disease.
Topical steroids are the most commonly used medicines. Other treatments can range from topical vitamin d derivatives to ultraviolet light and systemic agents (immunosuppresives and biologics, to name a few). An full evaluation by a dermatologist will help determine which treatment would be best in a particular patient.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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