Types of Psoriasis Topic Guide

Types of Psoriasis Types of Psoriasis: Psoriasis is a chronic disease of the skin that affects approximately 5.5 million people in the United States. Typical characteristics of psoriasis are red, dry, patches of skin and inflammation.

Types of Psoriasis Topic Guide - Visuals

Types of Psoriasis Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

ustekinumab Ustekinumab

Ustekinumab is an immunosuppressant that reduces the effects of a chemical substance in the body that can cause inflammation...learn more »

betamethasone and calcipotriene (topical) Betamethasone And Calcipotriene (topical)

Betamethasone is a topical corticosteroid. It reduces swelling, relieves itching, and constricts blood vessels...learn more »

efalizumab Efalizumab

Efalizumab is a man-made form of a protein similar to human antibodies. Efalizumab is made to target and destroy only certain cells in the body. This may hel...learn more »

alefacept Alefacept

Alefacept is a protein that reduces specific actions of the immune system that are involved in causing psoriasis...learn more »

etanercept Etanercept

Etanercept works by decreasing a certain protein produced by the immune system. The immune system helps the body fight infections. In people with autoimmune ...learn more »

tazarotene topical Tazarotene Topical

Tazarotene is a compound similar to vitamin A. It helps the skin to renew itself more quickly and may improve the appearance and texture of skin...learn more »

acitretin Acitretin

Acitretin is a retinoid, which is a form of vitamin A...learn more »

calcipotriene topical Calcipotriene Topical

Calcipotriene is a man-made form of vitamin D. It is involved in the growth and development of skin cells...learn more »

coal tar topical Coal Tar Topical

Coal tar is a by-product of coal processing...learn more »

betamethasone topical Betamethasone Topical

Betamethasone is a topical steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling...learn more »

salicylic acid topical Salicylic Acid Topical

Salicylic acid is a keratolytic (peeling agent). Salicylic acid causes shedding of the outer layer of skin...learn more »

clobetasol topical Clobetasol Topical

Clobetasol is a topical (for the skin) steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling...learn more »

dexamethasone (oral) Dexamethasone (oral)

Dexamethasone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

prednisolone Prednisolone

Prednisolone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

cyclosporine Cyclosporine

Cyclosporine lowers your body's immune system. The immune system helps your body fight infections. The immune system can also fight or "reject" a transplante...learn more »

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