Psoriasis is a long-term skin condition that may cause large plaques of red, raised skin, flakes of dry skin, and skin scales. There are several types of psoriasis, including psoriasis vulgaris, guttate psoriasis, inverse psoriasis, and pustular psoriasis. Symptoms vary depending on the type of psoriasis the patient has. Treatment of psoriasis may include creams, lotions, oral medications, injections and infusions of biologics, and light therapy. There is no cure for psoriasis. Read more: Psoriasis Article
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Picture of Palmoplantar Pustulosis on Feet
Palmoplantar pustulosis, also referred to as pustular psoriasis of the soles of the feet. See a picture of Palmoplantar...
Picture of Palmoplantar Pustulosis
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Picture of Psoriasis 1
A reddish, scaly rash often located over the surfaces of the elbows, knees, scalp, and around or in the ears, navel, genitals or...
Picture of Psoriasis 2
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Picture of Psoriasis 3
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Picture of Psoriasis Vulgaris Soles
Well-demarcated, erythematous plaques with thick, yellowish lamellar scale and desquamation on sites of pressure arising on the...
Picture of Psoriasis Vulgaris Palms
Silvery-white scaly plaque, sharply demarcated, of irregular configuration. See a picture of Psoriasis Vulgaris Palms and learn...
Picture of Guttate Psoriasis
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Picture of Inverse Psoriasis
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Picture of Pustular Psoriasis
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Picture of Erythrodermic Psoriasis
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Picture of Psoriasis Vulgaris
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Picture of Psoriasis Vulgaris Erythematous
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Picture of Psoriasis Vulgaris Plaque
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Treatment & Diagnosis
- Leg Pain
- Vertical Ridges on the Fingernails
- Red Spots on the Skin
- Brittle Nails
- Bumps on Skin
- Peeling Skin
- Leg Sores
- Penile Itching
- Nail Separation
- Anal Itching (Pruritus Ani)
- Nail Pitting
- Flaky Scalp
- Dry Skin
- How to Choose a Doctor
- Doctor: Checklist to Take To Your Doctor's Appointment
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Doctor: Getting the Most from Your Doctor's Appointment
- Psoriasis: Advances in Treatment
- Psoriatic Arthritis: Diagnosis and Treatment
- Psoriasis: The Secret to Managing Psoriasis
- Psoriasis: Routes to Relief-- Mark Lebwohl, MD
Medications & Supplements
- prednisone (Prednisone Intensol, Rayos) Corticosteroid
- Corticosteroids (Systemic, Oral and Injectable)
- methotrexate - oral
- alefacept - intramuscular, Amevive
- prednisolone liquid - oral, Orapred, Pediapred, Prelone
- methotrexate - injection
- tacrolimus - injection, Prograf
- tacrolimus (Prograf, Astagraf XL, Envarsus XR)
- Topical Corticosteroids
- infliximab, Remicade
- Monoclonal Antibodies
- Biologics (Biologic Drug Class)
- methotrexate, Rheumatrex, Trexall
- cyclosporine - oral, Sandimmune
- etanercept, Enbrel
- calcipotriene - topical, Dovonex, Sorilux
- Remicade vs. Humira
- prednisolone (Flo-Pred, Pediapred, Orapred, Orapred ODT)
- adalimumab, Humira
- clobetasol shampoo - topical, Clobex
- hydrocortisone valerate (Westcort brand has been discontinued in the US)
- dalteparin (Injection; Fragmin)
- coal tar shampoo - topical, Denorex, Pentrax, Zetar
- clobetasol foam - topical, Olux
- calcitriol (Rocaltrol)
- fluorouracil (Carac, Efudex, Fluoroplex, Tolak)
- Soriatane (acitretin)
- anthralin (for scalp only) - topical, Dritho-Scalp
- ixekizumab (Taltz)
- gentamicin, topical (Garamycin has been discontinued)
- Topicort (desoximetasone topical)
- etretinate-oral, Tegison
- pimecrolimus, Elidel
- ustekinumab, Stelara
- betamethasone/calcipotriene (calcipotriol) - topical, Taclonex
- Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium, Chrysanthemum parthenium, Bachelor's Buttons, Featherfew)
- capsaicin - topical, Capsagel, Salonpas-Hot, Zostri
- methoxsalen topical (Oxsoralen)
- anthralin - topical
- salicylic acid/flex collodion combinations liquid - topical, Freezone, Gordofilm
- alefacept, Amevive
- tazarotene (Tazorac)
- betamethasone foam - topical, Luxiq
- methoxsalen (8-MOP, Oxsoralen Ultra)
- apremilast (Otezla)
- secukinumab (Cosentyx)
- cyclosporine solution - oral, Sandimmune
- infliximab-dyyb (Inflectra)
- efalizumab, Raptiva
- mycophenolate mofetil suspension - oral, Cellcept
- cyclosporine microemulsion capsule - oral, Gengraf, Neoral
- cyclosporine microemulsion solution - oral, Gengraf, Neoral
- Clobex Lotion
- Triamcinolone Cream
- Triamcinolone Lotion
- Triamcinolone Ointment
- Dovonex Ointment
- Dovonex Cream
- Dovonex Scalp
- Solu Medrol
- Zithranol Shampoo
- Clobex Shampoo
Prevention & Wellness
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- Many Moisturizers Aren't What They Claim to Be
- Severe Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Earlier Death
- Study Challenges Touted Link Between Eczema and Heart Disease
- Health Tip: Why Is My Skin Dry?
- Scientists Spot Genetic Clues to Disfiguring 'Fish Scale' Disease
- Health Tip: Caring for Nail Psoriasis
- Men More Prone to Severe Psoriasis: Study
- New Eczema Drug Promising in Early Trial
- Immune Disorders Such as MS, Psoriasis May Be Tied to Dementia Risk
- Can Depression Up Odds for Arthritis Linked to Psoriasis?
- FDA Approves Injectable Psoriasis Drug for Tough Cases
- Siliq Approved for Plaque Psoriasis
- Got an Itch? Use These Tips for Relief -- and Don't Scratch
- Weight Loss May Ease Psoriasis Symptoms, Study Finds
- Health Tip: Caring for Psoriasis on Your Feet
- Health Tip: Caring for Psoriasis During Winter
- Health Tip: Manage Psoriasis
- Health Tip: Why Is My Skin Dry?
- Amjevita OK'd to Treat Inflammatory Diseases
- Scientists Zero In on Cause of Rare, Disfiguring Skin Disorder
- FDA Approves New Biological Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Generic Biologic Drugs Seem as Effective as Originals
- Treating Psoriasis May Reduce Risk for Other Ills
- Health Tip: Coping With Scalp Psoriasis
- New Psoriasis Drug Works Longer Term, Too
- Psoriasis Tied to Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes
- Psoriasis May Raise Risk for Aneurysms in Abdomen: Study
- Inflectra Approved as 'Biosimilar' to Remicade
- Health Tip: Why Is My Skin Dry?
- Safe Treatments Available for Expectant Moms' Skin Conditions
- Is the 'No-Shampoo' Trend a Healthy One?
- 'Designer Cells' Show Promise Against Psoriasis in Lab Mice
- Psoriasis, Cold Sores Most Stigmatized Skin Disorders: Survey
- Worse Psoriasis, Less Healthy Arteries, Study Finds
- 2 Experimental Drugs Offer Hope Against Psoriasis: Studies
- Psoriasis, Depression Often Go Hand in Hand: Study
- Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Depression
- Psoriasis Drug May Help Preserve Pancreas Cells in Type 1 Diabetes
- Experimental Psoriasis Drug Shows Promise
- New Drug Shows Promise Against Psoriasis
- Injuries Up Risk of Psoriatic Arthritis for People With Psoriasis
- Ingredient in MS, Psoriasis Drugs Linked to Two Deadly Brain Infections
- 'Ground Zero' Workers at Risk of Autoimmune Diseases: Study
- Health Tip: Spot the Symptoms of Scalp Psoriasis
- New Psoriatic Arthritis Research Offers Hope
- New Psoriasis Drug Approved
- Psoriasis Costs Americans Up to $135 Billion Annually, Study Finds
- Psoriasis Tied to Raised Risk of Uncontrolled Blood Pressure
- Psoriasis Treatment Choices Improving, FDA Says
- Health Tip: Soothing Psoriasis on the Feet
- New Psoriasis Drug Shows Promise in Trials
- High Blood Pressure May Up Psoriasis Risk for Women
- Drug Shows Promise Against Arthritis Common in People with Psoriasis
- Use of Low-Dose Steroid Creams During Pregnancy Won't Affect Baby: Study
- Steroids Often Prescribed for Psoriasis, Countering Guidelines
- Mouse Study May Explain Link Between Clogged Arteries, Immune Dysfunction
- Study Finds Links Between Psoriasis, Heart Failure
- Study Sees Link Between Psoriasis, Kidney Problems
- Stelara OK'd for Psoriatic Arthritis
- Psoriasis Drug May Help Treat Type 1 Diabetes: Report
- Health Tip: Treating Psoriasis on the Feet
- Treatment Options Expand for Psoriasis Patients
- Atlanta Women Offers Hope for Those With Psoriasis
- Use of Low-Dose Steroid Creams During Pregnancy Won't Affect Baby: Study
- Skin Care Tips for Psoriasis Patients
- Many Psoriasis Patients Going Without Treatment, Study Finds
- Psoriasis, Other Medical Conditions May Be Linked, Study Says
- Weight Loss Might Ease Psoriasis, Study Hints
- Got an Itch? Mouse Study May Help Explain Why
- Salty Diet Might Help Trigger MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Kids With Psoriasis More Likely to Be Overweight: Study
- New Arthritis Drug Xeljanz Gets FDA Approval
- Is a New Crohn's Disease Treatment on the Horizon?
- Humira Approved for Ulcerative Colitis Treatment
- Health Tip: Managing With Psoriasis
- Psoriasis Linked to Diabetes
- Some Psoriasis Therapies May Cut Heart Attack Risk
- Could Germs on Your Skin Be Good for You?
- Sunburn May Help Rid Body of Radiation-Damaged Cells
- Shingles Vaccine Safe for Those With Autoimmune Diseases: Study
- Vigorous Exercise Might Protect Against Psoriasis
- Vigorous Exercise Might Keep Psoriasis at Bay
- New Psoriasis Drugs Not Much Better Than Standard Therapy, Study Finds
- Gene Behind Psoriasis Identified, Researchers Say
- Biologic Treatments May Ease Psoriasis
- Coffee Doesn't Affect Psoriasis Risk After All, Researchers Say
- Psoriasis Patients May Face Higher Heart Risk
- Smoking Linked to Higher Rate of Psoriasis: Study
- Chinese Herb Targets Immune System
- Itch Intensity and Scratching Pleasure Vary at Different Body Sites
- Pill for RA Works as Well as Shot
- Some Doctors Warming Up to Probiotics
- Experimental Drug May Help Treat Psoriasis
- 6 Steps to Improved Nail -- and Overall -- Health
- Study: Psoriasis in Kids Linked to Obesity, Heart Risks
- Vitamin D Treatments Target Psoriasis
- Psoriasis Guidelines Call for Tailored Treatment
- Psoriasis, Heart Disease, and Diabetes: What's the Link?
- Pill Cuts Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms
- RA Drug Methotrexate Is Recalled
- Beer Linked to Psoriasis
- Pro Golfer Phil Mickelson Treated for Psoriatic Arthritis
- Insurance Woes Can Add to Burden of Psoriasis
- Study: Obesity Predicts Psoriatic Arthritis
- Scientists Find Possible Genetic Roots of Type of Hair Loss
- New Immune System Clue to Low Back Pain
- Alcohol Associated With Lower Risk of Arthritis
- Health Tip: Treating Psoriasis
- Acne, Psoriasis Meds Don't Raise Fracture Risk
- LeAnn Rimes Brings Battle With Psoriasis to Center Stage
- Psoriasis Tied to Raised Heart Risk
- Treating Psoriasis If Enbrel Fails
- Cost of Psoriasis Drugs Rising Faster Than Others
- Newer Drug More Effective in Psoriasis Treatment
- Stelara Approved for Psoriasis
- Psoriasis Patients Happy With Home-Based Treatment
- Psoriasis Linked to Hypertension, Diabetes
- Low-Dose Acitretin May Reduce Nail Psoriasis
- Indigo Ointment Relieves Psoriasis
- After Fits and Starts, New Hope for Psoriasis Patients
- Psoriasis: 7 New Genetic Clues
- Psoriasis Poses Danger for More Serious Complications
- Severe Psoriasis May Up Risk of Death
- Long-Term Psoriasis Relief With Enbrel
- Experimental Psoriasis Drug Produces Impressive Results
- Drug Proves Effective Against Psoriasis
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- 6 Secrets to Gorgeous Skin
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