Does cortisone help the itching and immflamation of psoriasis for you?
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Recently there's been a TV commercial advertising 'Cortisone 10 for the use of exzema.
I'm a retired nurse and in the past have advised her against using a topical cortisone preparation due to the large body surface area affected by her psoriasis-about 40%, knowing she could have serious repercussions from absorbing that large amount of cortisone.
But when I saw the commercial I thought, what is she used it on very small sections, one at a time, to see if it helps ande if it did, she could continue using it on small area's in the manner described above.
Has anyone tried cortisone on psoriasis? What was the outcome? Any opinions on what I've said?
Thanks all for any help you can give me...I can't stand to see her suffer like this!
nurse
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replied April 15th, 2011
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replied August 31st, 2019
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Cortisone as a topical treatment , is the first line option in psoriasis. However, if more than 30% of body surface area is involved then oral immunosuppressive drugs like methotrexate should be part of treatment.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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