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Topical antipsoriatics are agents, which are applied on the surface, locally to treat psoriasis. These topical agents are available as creams, lotions, ointments and shampoos. Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition with itchy, dry, scaly patches. Psoriatic agents have different modes of action but in due course, they work to control psoriasis and prevent secondary infections.
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