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Treatments for Flexural psoriasis

Treatment List for Flexural psoriasis

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Flexural psoriasis includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Emollients: Emollients may include keratolytic agents such as urea or salicylic acid
  • Rest
  • Baths: Soaking in warm water with a bath oil or tar solution can often help cure psoriasis and lift the scale. Bland soaps or soap substitutes may be useful
  • Topical
  • Systemic drugs such as methotrexate
  • Exposure to sunlight or photo therapy. The skin is sensitized by applying coal tar ointment or by taking oral psoralens. The person is then exposed to ultraviolet light
  • Topical skin care - should be the treatment of choice for stable plaque psoriasis
    • Topical corticosteroids (Diprolene®,* Temovate®, Ultravate®, or Psorcon®)
    • Vitamin D3
    • Calcipotriene (Dovonex®)
    • Vitamin A (retinoids)
    • Tazarotene (Tazorac)
    • Anthralin
    • Salicylic acid
    • Bath solutions
    • Moisturizers
  • Phototherapy - used for more severe, resistant, or widespread forms of psoriasis
    • Sunlight - in mild doses, but taking care to avoid sunburn
    • UVB phototherapy
    • Ingram regime - combined coal tar and UVB therapy, and anthralin-salicylic acid paste
    • Goeckerman treatment - combined coal tar and UVB therapy
    • PUVA - Psoralen and UVA light combination, for severe psoriasis unresponsive to other tretament
  • Medications - used for more severe, resistant, or widespread forms of psoriasis
  • Combination therapy - used when single agent treatment has failed, and allows lower dosages to be used
  • Rotational therapy - limits toxicity and facilitates long term treatment

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