What Is Psoriasiform Dermatitis?

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Psoriasiform dermatitis is a type of dermatitis that resembles psoriasis in form. It is difficult to diagnose psoriasiform dermatitis, because it is more a pattern than one disease alone. It can also combine with other types of dermatitis. A person with psoriasiform dermatitis may have following symptoms:
  • Swelling skin.
  • Swelling in spongiotic psoriasiform.
  • Equal ridges and papillae.
If you find that you have symptoms above, you had better visit your doctor and accept exam. Your doctor will tell you whether you have psoriasiform dermatitis and following treatment. Keyword: psoriasiform dermatitis
I have been diagnosed with psoriasis form dermatitis. What can I do to get rid of it
Treatments reduce inflammation and clear the skin. Treatments can be divided into three main types: topical treatments, light therapy and systemic medications.

Topical treatments
Topical corticosteroids.
Vitamin D analogues. These synthetic forms of vitamin D slow skin cell growth.
Anthralin. This medication helps slow skin cell growth.
Topical retinoids. These are vitamin A derivatives that may decrease inflammation. The most common side effect is skin irritation.
Calcineurin inhibitors. Calcineurin inhibitors — tacrolimus (Prograf) and pimecrolimus (Elidel) — reduce inflammation and plaque buildup.
Calcineurin inhibitors are not recommended for long-term or continuous use because of a potential increased risk of skin cancer and lymphoma. They may be especially helpful in areas of thin skin, such as around the eyes, where steroid creams or retinoids are too irritating or may cause harmful effects.
Salicylic acid.
Coal tar.
Moisturizers.

Light therapy (phototherapy)
This treatment uses natural or artificial ultraviolet light. The simplest and easiest form of phototherapy involves exposing your skin to controlled amounts of natural sunlight.
Other forms of light therapy include the use of artificial ultraviolet A (UVA) or ultraviolet B (UVB) light, either alone or in combination with medications.
Sunlight.
UVB phototherapy.
Narrow band UVB phototherapy.
Goeckerman therapy.
Psoralen plus ultraviolet A (PUVA).
Excimer laser.

Oral or injected medications
If you have severe psoriasis or it's resistant to other types of treatment, your doctor may prescribe oral or injected drugs. This is known as systemic treatment. Because of severe side effects, some of these medications are used for only brief periods and may be alternated with other forms of treatment.
Retinoids.
Cyclosporine.
Other medications. Thioguanine (Tabloid) and hydroxyurea (Droxia, Hydrea) are medications that can be used when other drugs can't be given.
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