Treating itch in psoriasis.


Itch is an important, but underestimated symptom in psoriasis. Many therapies are available for pruritus; however, few are effective for psoriatic itch. Antipruritic therapies that are potentially effective in psoriasis include coal tar products, topical corticosteroids, topical salicylates, menthol and pramoxine, capsaicin, phototherapy, vitamin D analogs, topical immunomodulators, methotrexate, oral mirtazapine, and biologics. Using these therapies can benefit psoriasis patients in the outpatient clinical setting.

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@article{Dawn2006TreatingII, title={Treating itch in psoriasis.}, author={Aerlyn G Dawn and Gil Yosipovitch}, journal={Dermatology nursing}, year={2006}, volume={18 3}, pages={227-33} }