The PSORIASIN family of products helps you get back to life faster by featuring the only FDA compliant, non-prescription drug ingredient that slows excessive skin cell production—the root cause of psoriasis symptoms.
Get back to your life with the number one, over-the-counter psoriasis treatment. Your skin is unique and that’s why we offer a variety of products to use as part of the plan you and your dermatologist put together to treat your specific psoriasis symptoms. Choose PSORIASIN to help get psoriasis off your mind — day and night.
How Coal Tar Works
The coal tar in PSORIASIN slows down the excessive skin cell production that is the root cause of psoriasis symptoms. No other FDA compliant non-prescription drug ingredient works this way. Slowing excessive skin cell production means coal tar can help reduce the itching, scaling and redness of psoriasis. With regular use as directed, PSORIASIN can even help prevent recurrence of psoriasis symptoms. And coal tar can be used to complement topical steroid therapies.
The Role of Topical Steroids
Topical steroids-similar to the natural corticosteroid hormones produced by the adrenal glands-are frequently used for psoriasis symptom treatment. Topical steroids are used as anti-inflammatory agents to reduce the swelling and redness of psoriasis lesions. Although topical steroids can produce rapid symptom relief, continuous use of them may cause potential side effects such as skin thinning.
Topical Therapy Choices for Psoriasis Symptom Control
Due to the well documented side effects of topical steroids, some experts recommend using intermittent therapy (also called weekend or pulse therapy). This type of treatment involves applying a topical steroid for three consecutive days each week followed by four days of a coal tar medication like PSORIASIN. Ask your doctor if this approach might be right for you.
Psoriasis Self-Care Tips
In addition to psoriasis treatments recommended by a doctor, you can help reduce psoriasis symptoms by using self-care approaches, including:
Keep Skin Moisturized
Using a moisturizer is an important part of self-care for psoriasis. Dry skin makes irritation and itching caused by psoriasis worse than it needs to be. A vicious cycle can result: dry skin can cause itching and scratching, leading to new psoriasis patches developing on the irritated skin. Dermatologists recommend ointments and heavy creams to lock water into the skin.
Bathe with Care
Too many baths and showers can dry your skin. Here are a few suggestions:
Stress can cause psoriasis to flare for the first time or aggravate existing psoriasis symptoms. Relaxation and stress reduction may help prevent stress from making your psoriasis symptoms worse.
Be Smart About Sunlight
The ultraviolet rays in sunlight slow the growth of skin cells, so getting moderate doses of sun is good. But make it brief and use sunscreen, because sunburn can trigger psoriasis flare-ups. Some medications can make your skin more sensitive to ultraviolet rays, so talk to your doctor first.
Stick to the Plan
Applying creams or ointments day after day can be inconvenient. But compliance is the key for topical therapies. Once you have a topical treatment regimen that's working for you, making it part of your daily routine can improve results. Also, topical therapies help you avoid the potential side effects of systemic treatments for psoriasis.