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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?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Aha. In that case I would try 1% hydrocortisone ointment, which is cheap and can be purchased without a prescription. Small amount rubbed in completely several times a day. That will work much faster and better than any tar product.
Dr. Michelle Chambers
One OTC tar preparation I have found useful is scytera foam. Try alternating it with hydrocortisone ointment which will penitrate better than a cream.
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