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What medications treat psoriasis?

Asked by Erin, Last updated: Feb 15, 2021

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G. Jabez

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Answered Jan 05, 2021

Psoriasis is an epidermal disorder that triggers skin cells to proliferate and build up faster than normal. This process makes the skin appear in the form of bumpy red patches and covered with white scales.

They can grow anywhere, but they mostly appear on the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back. Individuals with psoriasis can also get a type of arthritis known as psoriatic arthritis, which causes pain and swelling of the joints. There are a plethora of medications used to treat psoriatic arthritis. These include Humira, Stelara, Cosentyx, Tremfya, Hydrocortisone, Enbrel, Otezla, and Methotrexate.

Methotrexate is usually given to people with severe psoriasis who have tried other medications, but they do not work, and Methotrexate is a last resort. Sometimes with psoriasis, topical treatments are suggested, such as corticosteroid ointment, topical treatments, coal tar, and vitamin D analogs.

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Brendan

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Brendan , Analyst, NY

Answered Dec 30, 2020

Psoriasis is a persistent skin disorder that results in scaly, often itchy areas in patches. Psoriasis results in the rapid build-up of skin cells, resulting from a faulty immune system. Medications for psoriasis treatment include immune suppressants that work by diminishing the strength of the body’s immune system. An example of this is Methotrexate. Topical retinoids help decrease inflammation. Specific drugs used to treat this affliction include Methotrexate, Humira, Stelara, and Tremfya. People who have psoriasis can also use moisturizers, topical retinoids, corticoids, and topical immune modulators. The safest medication for psoriasis is called calcitriol.
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E. Reyes

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E. Reyes, Builder, graduate, Birmingham

Answered Dec 23, 2020

There are some people who may get psoriasis for different reasons. The best thing that you can do is to know what type of treatment will work best for you. When you are using topical treatments, you can use salicylic acid so that the psoriatic scales can be removed. There are also some creams that are steroid-based that can also be used for psoriasis scales.

Another type of therapy for those who have psoriasis is phototherapy. This means that people would need to get their regular dose of sunlight but make sure that it will not be too much that you will already get sunburned. There are also some oral and injectable medications that can help people who are suffering from psoriasis. You just need to get the right prescription.

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C. Hughes

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C. Hughes, Musician, MA, Bradford

Answered Dec 22, 2020

Psoriasis is a type of autoimmune disease that affects the skin. There are different reasons why people get it. Some get it because of genetics which means that it has been passed on to them. Some get it because of their lifestyle and they develop it over time. This condition will affect the top layer of the skin.

To treat psoriasis, there are some people who would need to take corticosteroids. This will be recommended for those who have mild to moderate psoriasis. There are also some who would be required to do Vitamin D analogs. Using some products that come with salicylic acid may help a lot as well.

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Anthony Paul Bonadio

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Anthony Paul Bonadio, Teacher, MCA, PhD, Toledo

Answered Dec 18, 2020

There are lists of medications that can treat psoriasis, and these would be explained in this article.

1. Topical corticosteroids (ointments) or steroid creams can be used in the treatment of mild to moderate psoriasis in various areas of the body. This treatment actually reduces inflammation, which reduces itches as it slows down the skin cells production.

2. Psoriasis vitamin improves the normal functionality of the body, as well as the body's growth and development.

3. The immunosuppressive drug also reduces the response of the immune system.

4. Another medication is the vitamin A derivative, which unplugs the hair follicles that are blocked, and also helps to prevent the formation of new blockages. It slows the growth of the skin as well.

5. The last medication to be mentioned here is taking an anti-inflammatory, which helps to counteract or prevent swelling or inflammation in tissues and joints.

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Ben

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Ben , Professional Gamer, Styria

Answered Dec 16, 2020

Psoriasis is a noncontagious disease that causes slivery or gray flaky patches to appear on the skin. This condition can also cause inflammation of the skin when the flaky patches on the skin are scratched. Usually, the types of medications used to treat this condition work by affecting the rate of skin cell production. These drugs are used in combination with stress reduction, climatotherapy, and light therapy. At times, scale-removing agents, moisturizers can be used together with these drugs. However, this can only work if the body surface area involved is less than 20 percent. That said, you need more powerful drugs for the treatment of some types of psoriasis. Some of these medications include Etanercept (Enbrel), Apremilast (Otezla), Remicade, secukinumab (Cosentyx), Stelara, Adalimumab (Humira), Simponi, and so many others. While there are different forms of treatments for psoriasis, oral medications are prescribed in most cases. However, it is advisable to always get these prescriptions from your doctor.
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M. Delilah

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Answered Dec 11, 2020

Psoriasis is a common skin inflammation marked by frequent bouts of redness of the skin or itching. There are also thick, dry, whitish scales on the skin. Some of the more commonly prescribed treatments include corticosteroids, cyclosporine, and methotrexate for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis.

Some of the most popular medicines for psoriasis include Enbrel, Remicade, Humira, Stelara, Simponi, Otezla, and Taltz. In more severe cases, topical treatments can be combined with oral medications or light therapy. Oral or injected medications, however, are the ones that are more frequently advertised and have the reputation of genuinely helping to manage psoriasis.

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