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10 Ways to Treat Psoriasis

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Prescription Topical Treatments

Psoriasis can affect any part of the body, including your scalp.
Psoriasis can affect any part of the body, including your scalp.
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If you're not responding to over-the-counter topical treatments, your doctor might prescribe you a topical anti-inflammatory corticosteroids drug to treat your psoriasis. These drugs, which are applied directly to the skin, will help to suppress the immune system and decrease production of skin cells, reduce inflammation and soothe pain and itching.

These topical prescription ointments come in a variety of strengths; typically, lower concentrations of prescription topical corticosteroids are used for sensitive skin locations like your face or the folds of skin. Stronger concentrations can be applied to tougher areas on your hands and feet.

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