Psoriasis Health Topics

Featured Conditions and Diseases
Psoriasis is a skin disorder that affects almost 3 percent of the US population. This eMedTV article offers a detailed description of this condition and explains its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
In someone with psoriatic arthritis, the joints (and sometimes other areas of the body) become inflamed. This eMedTV page gives an overview of this condition, noting in particular who it affects and how often it occurs, as well as possible symptoms.
Scalp psoriasis is a skin disorder characterized by inflamed, scaly skin. As this eMedTV article explains, over half the people with psoriasis have it on their scalp. This portion of the Web site offers an in-depth look at this skin disease.
Featured Medications
Aclovate is a medicine prescribed to treat certain skin conditions in adults and children age one and older. This eMedTV resource presents an overview of this topical steroid, including specific uses, how it works, possible side effects, and more.
Amevive is an injectable drug used to treat plaque psoriasis in adults. This part of the eMedTV Web site gives an overview of this medication, with information on how it works, how often the injections are given, possible side effects, and more.
As a type of steroid, ApexiCon E Cream can relieve symptoms of eczema, psoriasis, and other skin problems. This eMedTV segment presents an overview of this topical medicine, including how it works, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
If you have psoriasis or contact dermatitis, you may benefit from Cordran Tape. This part of the eMedTV Web site provides a detailed overview of how this prescription drug is used, with information on side effects, dosing, precautions, and more.
Cormax is prescribed to treat a variety of skin problems, such as dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis. This eMedTV resource explains how this steroid works to treat skin inflammation, lists possible side effects, and explains how to use this product.
Available by prescription, Cutivate Cream can treat various skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis. This eMedTV article offers a complete overview of this prescription medicine, including how it works, possible side effects, and safety precautions.
Cyclocort is a topical medicine prescribed to treat certain skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. This eMedTV Web page presents an overview of this steroid, including specific uses, details on how it works, possible side effects, and more.
Cyclosporine is a drug used to prevent organ rejection and to treat psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. This eMedTV article gives a detailed overview of this prescription medicine, including how it works, dosing tips, and possible side effects.
Dead Sea salt psoriasis cream can't cure psoriasis, but it appears to be helpful in relieving symptoms. This eMedTV resource discusses the benefits of using this psoriasis cream and explains how it helps improve scaly skin.
Derma-Smoothe is used to treat scalp psoriasis in adults and atopic dermatitis in adults and children. This eMedTV resource provides a complete overview of this prescription medicine, including how it works, general dosing tips, side effects, and more.
DesOwen is a skin medicine prescribed to treat conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. This eMedTV Web page offers a closer look at this topical steroid medicine, including how it works, possible side effects, safety precautions, and more.
Dovonex is a prescription drug approved for the treatment of plaque psoriasis. This segment of the eMedTV library describes the different forms of this medicine, how it is used, possible side effects, what to tell your doctor before using it, and more.
Available by prescription only, Elocon is used to treat eczema, psoriasis, and various other skin problems. This eMedTV page offers a complete overview of this steroid skin medicine, including how it works, possible side effects, various forms, and more.
Etanercept is a prescription medicine used to treat inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. This eMedTV page explains how the medication works, lists side effects, and describes what to tell your healthcare provider prior to taking it.
Available by prescription, fluocinonide ointment can help treat skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. This eMedTV page describes how this steroid works to treat itching and inflammation of the skin, offers dosing guidelines, and lists side effects.
A prescription drug, golimumab is used to treat psoriatic arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. This eMedTV Web page offers an overview of this product, with information on side effects, dosing guidelines, and drug warnings.
Available only with a prescription, halobetasol is a medicine used to treat a wide variety of skin conditions. This eMedTV page presents an in-depth look at halobetasol, including skin problems it is approved to treat, dosing tips, side effects, and more.
Available by prescription only, Kenalog cream is used to treat skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this medicated skin cream, including specific uses, how it works, how to apply it, and more.
Locoid is available by prescription only and is used to relieve symptoms of various skin conditions. This eMedTV Web page provides an overview of this topical medicine, including how it works to reduce inflammation, possible side effects, and more.
As a topical steroid, Luxiq helps treat scalp irritation and itching due to psoriasis or other conditions. This eMedTV article gives a complete overview of this skin medication, including details on how to use it, side effects, and more.
As a prescription drug, methotrexate has several uses, including the treatment of psoriasis and cancer. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this versatile medication, including details on side effects, how it works, and available strengths.
Olux is a type of steroid prescribed to treat skin conditions like dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis. This eMedTV Web selection offers a complete overview of this medicated skin foam, including specific uses, how it works, how to apply it, and more.
Soriatane is a prescription retinoid approved for treating severe psoriasis in adults. This eMedTV Web article explores the drug in more detail, including information on possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and some general precautions.
If you have plaque psoriasis, your doctor may recommend a prescription medication called Sorilux. This eMedTV selection offers a detailed description of this medication, including information on dosing guidelines, side effects, warnings, and more.
If you have plaque psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, your doctor may recommend the injectable drug Stelara. This eMedTV selection offers a detailed description of this "biologic" medicine, including details on dosing guidelines, side effects, and more.
Taclonex, a prescription psoriasis medication, contains a steroid and a synthetic form of vitamin D. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at this topical medication, with details on how it works, side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
Tazorac is a prescription drug used to treat acne and plaque psoriasis. This selection from the eMedTV archives takes an in-depth look at this product, explaining how it works, when and how to apply it, potential side effects, and more.
Temovate is a topical steroid used on the skin to treat inflammation and itching due to various conditions. This eMedTV article covers potential side effects; dosing tips; and how this drug works to treat eczema, psoriasis, and other skin problems.
Topicort is a skin medicine prescribed to treat conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis. This eMedTV resource examines this topical steroid, including how it works, potential side effects, safety precautions, and more.
Available by prescription, triamcinolone acetonide ointment can help treat skin conditions such as eczema. This eMedTV article explains how this steroid works to treat skin inflammation, offers general dosing information, and lists potential side effects.
Available by prescription only, Vanos is approved to treat skin conditions like dermatitis and eczema. This eMedTV resource offers a complete overview of this medicated skin cream, including what it is used for, how it works, and dosing guidelines.
Vectical is an ointment used on the skin to treat plaque psoriasis in adults. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this prescription drug, including details on potential side effects, dosing guidelines, and general safety precautions.
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