Pustular Psoriasis (cont.)
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What Are Other Therapies for Pustular Psoriasis?
For the most part, alternative therapies have not been tested with clinical trials, and the FDA has not approved dietary supplements for treatment of psoriasis. However, the National Psoriasis Foundation does discuss some other therapies on their web site. Individuals should check with their doctors before starting any therapy.
Is It Possible to Prevent Pustular Psoriasis?
What Is the Prognosis of Pustular Psoriasis?
Complications may include the following:
The von Zumbusch type (with fever and toxicity) can cause death if it is not treated during the acute phase. In the elderly and those with compromised cardiopulmonary function, pustular psoriasis can be a very serious condition.
Occasionally, acute respiratory distress syndrome can complicate generalized pustular psoriasis. People who have typical psoriasis before they experience a generalized pustular episode tend to do better than people with unusual forms of psoriasis before the pustular flare-up.
Children tend to recover well as long as serious skin infections are avoided.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/4/2017
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