The treatment of psoriasis is dependent on the extent and severity of the disease. Mild disease forms can be treated with topical applications of coal tar, calcipotriol, tacrolimus and steroids. More severe forms will need systemic therapies with methotrexate, ciclosporin, acitretin, Phototherapy and these days’ biologicals which have shown great promise. A combination of topical and systemic therapies works the best!!!
Often individuals with large areas of body affected are offered hospital admission for intensive topical therapy to clear them completely.