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Does anyone have over the counter recommendations for Psoriasis, I do not have insurance for rx?

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Rajive Goel 27 Apr 2010

Moisturizers, especially with therapeutic concentrations of salicylic acid, lactic acid, urea, and glycolic acid may be helpful in psoriasis. These moisturizers are available as prescription and nonprescription forms. These help moisten and lessen the appearance of thickened psoriasis scales. Some available preparations include Salex (salicylic acid), AmLactin (lactic acid), or Lac-Hydrin (lactic acid) lotions. These may be used one to three times a day on the body and do not generally have a risk of problematic skin thinning (atrophy). Overuse or use on broken, inflamed skin may cause stinging, burning, and more irritation. These stronger preparations should not be used over delicate skin like eyelids, face, or genitals. Other bland moisturizers including Vaseline and Crisco vegetable shortening may also be helpful in at least reducing the dry appearance of psoriasis.

Epsom salt soaks (available over the counter) may also be helpful for a number of patients. Overall, these are quite safe with very few possible side effects.

Coal tar is available in multiple preparations, including shampoos, bath solutions, and creams.

Perhaps you could in least consult the pharmacist/doctor & seek his or her advice, hope this helps?

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