What Is Psoriasis? Topic Guide

What Is Psoriasis? What Is Psoriasis?: Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes red raised patches of skin covered with silvery thick scales. Environmental factors and injuries may trigger psoriasis flare-ups.

What Is Psoriasis? Topic Guide - Visuals

What Is 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 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. It works by decreasing TNF, a protein produced by the immune system to helps the body fight infections....learn more »

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 »

clobetasol topical Clobetasol Topical

Clobetasol is a highly potent steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

dexamethasone (oral) Dexamethasone (oral)

Dexamethasone is a steroid that 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 transplant...learn more »

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