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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.

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Types of Psoriasis Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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

etanercept Etanercept

Etanercept is a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker that is used to treat:

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tazarotene topical Tazarotene Topical

Tazarotene topical (for use on skin) is a compound similar to vitamin A. It helps the skin to renew itself more quickly and may improve the appearance and te...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 steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...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 highly potent steroid that helps reduce inflammation in the body...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 that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

cyclosporine Cyclosporine

Cyclosporine weakens your body's immune system, to help keep it from "rejecting" a transplanted organ such as a kidney. Organ rejection happens when the imm...learn more »