In fact I have tried all types of corticoid drug creams and oinments. My doctor prescribed a 21 tablet pack of medrol (methylprednisolone) but I am afraid to take it after what I have read. I'd like to know about the administration of the drug other than the six days suggested in the pack (my doctor didn't explain) and possible secondary effects in my case. I am a healthy mid-age woman with no major medical conditions other than the psoriasis with a very stressful job.
Steroids are not used orally in the routine treatment of psoriasis, despite their widespread topical use. The reason is that oral steroids may change stable plaque psoriasis to the unstable pustular form which is even more difficult to treat.
There is however a place for oral steroids in the treatment of erythrodermic psoriasis, which is an uncommon complication of severe widespread psoriasis.
Has a skin specialist prescribed these for you, or your doctor?
I would question their value unless prescribed by a skin specialist.
Hope this helps.
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