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Treatments for Psoriasis Susceptibility 6

Treatment List for Psoriasis Susceptibility 6

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Psoriasis Susceptibility 6 includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • There are a large number of treatment options with varying degrees of success in different patients - often combinations of various therapies are required. The type of treatment varies depending on the type and severity of symptoms and individual response to treatments already tried. Initially, the mildest treatments are used in order to avoid the side effects of stronger treatments.
  • Treatment options include:
  • Avoid triggers and exacerbating factors e.g. smoking, alcohol, obesity, stress, cold weather, hot showers, harsh soaps and other personal products
  • Regular moisturizing and baths containing bath oil, Epsom salts, dead sea salts and colloidal oatmeal can alleviate symptoms
  • Topical therapies:
  • Medicated solutions - for scalp psoriasis
  • Topical corticosteroids
  • Topical Vitamin D analogues
  • Anthralin
  • Topical retinoids e.g. Avage
  • Calcineurin Inhibitors e.g. pimecrolimus, tacrolimus
  • Salicylic acid products - often included in scalp products
  • Coal tar - may be included in creams, lotions and shampoos
  • Moisturizers - can help alleviate uncomfortable symptoms
  • Light therapy (phototherapy):
  • Exposure to natural sunlight
  • UVB phototherapy
  • Photochemotherapy
  • Excimer laser
  • Combination light therapy
  • Medications:
  • Oral retinoids - may cause significant side effects so its use must be closely monitored
  • Methotrexate - alleviates arthritic and psoriasis symptoms.
  • Cyclosporine - works by suppressing the immune system
  • Hydroxyurea - often used in combination with phototherapy
  • Immunomodulator drugs - e.g. Remicade, Enbrel - tends to be used for more severe psoriasis
  • Alternative therapies:
  • Alternative therapies may help alleviate symptoms in some patients
  • Capsaicin cream
  • Aloe vera
  • Fish oil supplements
  • Arthritis Treatments:
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID's) - alleviates arthritic and psoriasis symptoms.
  • Anti-malarial drugs - alleviates arthritic and psoriasis symptoms.
  • Retinoic acid derivatives - alleviates arthritic and psoriasis symptoms.
  • Psoralen with UV-A light - alleviates arthritic and psoriasis symptoms.
  • Sulfasalazine - alleviates arthritic symptoms.
  • Cyclosprin A - alleviates arthritic and psoriasis symptoms but carries a significant risk of hypertension and kidney toxicity.
  • Tumor necrosis factor inhibitors - alleviates arthritic and psoriasis symptoms.
  • Physical therapy

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