Psoriasis Management - Topical Therapy

Topical agents are the cornerstone of treatment, either alone, or in combination with phototherapy or systemic treatments for psoriasis. Topical therapy is the treatment of choice in patients with psoriasis affecting < 10% body surface area (BSA) or for psoriasis affecting sensitive areas such as face, flexures, and genitals. They are used intermittently or continuously but more potent agents should be used for a shorter duration to avoid the side-effects. Please share your experiences with topical therapy for patients with psoriasis......

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Excellent description about managment of psoriasis Different combinations Monotherapy Use of steroids Immunosuppressant and biologics Good to understand agree local applications are vital in managing skin lesions like psoriasis But oral treatment is equally important to follow Problem of tachyphylaxis irritation pigmentation etc are to be adressed timely and counseling and education of pt

Thanx dr Ashish Tiwari
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PSORIASIS .. TOPICALLY.. MOISTURIZERS.. STEROIDS.. RETINOIDS.. IMMUNOSUPPRESSANTS .. PUVA AND PHOTO THERAPY.. GOOD.. PRESENTATION ..

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PSORIASIS REASSURANCE AND COUNCILING REQUIRED. TOPICAL MOISTURIZER, STEROIDS RETINOIDS IMMUNOSUPPRESSANT PUVA OR UVA PHOTO THERAPY MONOTHERAPY ORAL TREATMENT IS EQUALLY IMPORTANT BUT REHYDRATE SKIN BY APPLYING MOISTURIZER OR EMOLLIENT LOTION LOCALLY GIVE SOME HOPE BUT RESULTS ARE POOR AND TAKES A HELL OF LONG TIME. REASSURANCE AND COUNCILING IS MORE BENEFICIAL BECAUSE RESULTS ARE POOR AND INCURABLE.

Thanks Dr Kute Ankush
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SUGGESTIVE. OF ..TOPICAL MANAGEMENT. OF PSORIASIS WELL. DISCUSSED. AND ILLUSTRATED

Perfect line of treatment presentation. Justified illustration.

Nice updates about psoriasis management.very well explained.and helpful.

Plan of Treatment with Individulization of Psoriasis are Topical, Systematic , Phototherapy & Biologics.

NICE ILLUSTRATION CORTICOSTEROIS ARE USED AS OINT GEL OR CREAM BESIDES COAL TAR SALICYLIC ACID RETINIODS VIT D

Nice presentation topical therapy for psoriasis dermatitis different types nice presentation useful information sir

Topical therapy:- Corticosteroids,Vitamin D analogues,Retinoids. Tazarotene (Tazorac, Avage) is available as a gel and cream and applied once or twice daily. Calcineurin inhibitors. Calcineurin inhibitors — such as tacrolimus (Protopic) and pimecrolimus reduce inflammation and plaque buildup. They can be especially helpful in areas,Salicylic acid. Salicylic acid shampoos and scalp solutions reduce the scaling of scalp psoriasis.Coal tar. Coal tar reduces scaling, itching and inflammation. It's available over-the-counter or by prescription in various forms, such as shampoo, cream and oil.Goeckerman therapy. Some doctor combine coal tar treatment with light therapy, which is known as Goeckerman therapy.Anthralin. Anthralin (another tar product) is a cream used to slow skin cell growth.

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