Everyday Health – Dr. Joshua Zeichner: "Topical Treatments for Psoriasis"
Topical treatments for psoriasis — medications that you apply directly to your skin — are your first line of defense.
These psoriasis treatment creams and ointments work by slowing down skin cell growth and by reducing inflammation. "The common topical treatments for psoriasis include steroids, derivatives of vitamins A and D, salicylic acid, and coal tar," said Joshua Zeichner, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Learn more