How to Treat Chronic Psoriasis?

 

Q:
How to treat chronic psoriasis?

A:
First you must understand that there is no cure for chronic plaque psoriasis, but there  are treatments to ease the symptoms.

Options include topical ointments, light therapy, and prescription drugs taken either orally or by injection.

Medication

  • Topical Corticosteroids
  • Non-Biologic Drugs: Methotrexate, Cyclosporine, Otezla (apremilast)
  • Biologic Drugs
  • Supportive Medications: Calcipotriol, Tazorac, Soriatane
  • Over-the-Counter (OTC) Treatments: Coal tar, Salicylic acid

Therapies

  • UV light therapy (phototherapy)

Home Remedies and Lifestyle

  • Therapeutic baths
  • Fragrance-free moisturizers
  • Natural sunlight
  • Skin care: avoidance of deodorant soaps, exfoliating scrubs, and alcohol-based astringents and cleansers

For the specific kind of medicine or therapy, you should consult your doctor.

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.