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This week in the news we were reminded again of body wisdom — the body is resilient and is designed to move you toward health. Read on: Biologics for Psoriasis and Arthritis The new drugs for psoriasis and arthritis are highly effective but come with significant risks. Biologics to treat…

Psoriasis Drugs

There’s been a push for psoriasis drugs, and now that there are more choices on the shelves — and in TV ads — the options can be a bit overwhelming. Which ones work? Which ones have the fewest side effects? We have some answers. Common Names Methotrexate, Cyclosporine, Soriatane (Retinoids),…

What You Should Know Before Taking Psoriasis Drugs

If you have psoriasis, you’re not alone — even social media queen Kim Kardashian admits to the occasional outbreak. And TV audiences are barraged with ads for 2 new drugs for psoriasis to win as top psoriasis drug — not to be the most effective or the safe drug, but…

New Psoriasis Med Demonstrates Efficacy, Safety Over Long Term

A new medication approved by the FDA in March to treat psoriasis has demonstrated sustained efficacy, even after the drug is taken for more than a year. Taltz (ixekizumab), a biologic medication, was also found to be more effective than another popular biologic already on the market called Enbrel (etarnecept)….

Topical Steroids for Psoriasis Don’t Cause Birth Defects

A new study shows that it is safe to use up to 300mg of corticosteroid creams for psoriasis during pregnancy. Never use any topical creams near the nipple area when breastfeeding. Also, the National Psoriasis Foundation recommends that women who are pregnant or trying to conceive avoid the topical retinoid tazarotene. Via…

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