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This is a foam-based topical medication (Olux®) that has been approved for the treatment of scalp and body psoriasis. The foam penetrates the skin well, is easy to use, and is not as messy as many other topical psoriasis medications.
People with psoriasis may find that adding oil when bathing, then applying a moisturizer, soothes their skin. Also, individuals can remove scales and reduce itching by soaking for 15 minutes in water containing a coal tar solution, oiled oatmeal, Epsom salts, or Dead Sea salts.
When applied regularly over a long period, moisturizers (such as petroleum jelly or thick creams) have a soothing effect. Preparations that are thick and greasy usually work best because they seal water in the skin, reducing scaling and itching. They should be applied immediately after bathing or showering.
Bath solutions and moisturizers may be soothing, but they are seldom strong enough to improve the condition of the skin. Therefore, they usually are combined with stronger remedies.