• Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease and is related to inherited genes.It can be initiated by certain environmental triggers.
  • Although symptoms and signs vary, they include red, scaling plaques of itchy, elevated skin affecting the elbows, knees and scalp.
  • Psoriasis is controllable with medication including :
  1. Topical corticosteroids (steroids, such as hydrocortisone) are very useful and often the first-line treatment for limited or small areas of psoriasis.
  2. Calcipotriene cream is useful in psoriasis because of its effect on calcium metabolism.
  3. Moisturizers, especially with therapeutic concentrations of salicylic acid, lactic acid, urea, and glycolic acid may be helpful in psoriasis. These moisturizers are available as prescription and nonprescription forms.
  4. Immunomodulators (tacrolimus and pimecrolimus) have also been used with some limited success in mild psoriasis.
  5. Oral medications include methotrexate , acitretin , cyclosporine and others

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