Creams for psoriasis

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Last reviewed: 25.06.2018

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Psoriasis is a skin disease. The causes of this disease have not yet been established. Many experts believe that a huge role in its development is played by a hereditary factor, as well as metabolic disorders in the body.

Until the end of cure psoriasis still no one could. But do not despair, because there are many methods to alleviate the unpleasant symptoms of psoriasis. Methods include medical therapy, physiotherapy, visits to sanatoria, the use of various creams and ointments, etc.

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Indications for use

  • psoriasis;
  • eczema;
  • various forms of lichen;
  • seborrheic dermatitis;
  • neurodermatitis;
  • systemic lupus erythematosus and others.


Medicines for the treatment of psoriasis are different: hormonal, non-hormonal, children's creams, veterinary cream, etc.


Mechanism of action



For the treatment of psoriasis in hormonal creams use corticosteroids (mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids, the first of which normalize the exchange of minerals in the body, and the second - the exchange of fats and proteins).

Hydrocortisone, prednisolone, friederm, vipsogal.


Means based on salicylic acid, which has keratolytic (softening of the stratum corneum of the epidermis) and antibacterial effects.



Hydrating agents - well moisturize dry skin, make it soft. They remove itching and irritation.

Bioderma, lokoibez, vichy.

Hydroxyantrons. Preparations that contain them slow down the processes of cell division of the epidermis.

Cignolin, dithranol.

Medicines based on solidol. They consist of natural ingredients that improve the process of skin regeneration.

Pikladol, cytophor, antipsor, super psori.

Means based on zinc oxide, which well dampens the skin, removes traces of inflammation and redness.

Ointment zinc.


Baby and veterinary cream, cream high in vitamin D.

Zorka, a cream based on calcipotriol.


Pharmacokinetics depends on the composition of the drug.

Hormonal creams from psoriasis

Absorbed through the skin, get into the blood, circulate through the blood, reach the liver and are metabolized in it. Hormonal drugs have a quick and effective effect, but also, they have many side effects. Therefore, before using them, you should consult a doctor.

Non-hormonal creams from psoriasis

Act locally. They promote the rapid regeneration of the skin, improve the circulation of the vessels of the skin, restore its water balance. I block the entry of pathogenic bacteria into the deep layers of the skin.

Use during pregnancy

It is strictly forbidden to use hormonal creams from psoriasis during pregnancy. In this case, a consultation with a doctor is necessary. The specialist will tell you how best to act in this situation, so as not to harm your health and the health of your unborn child.

Contraindications for use

  • pregnancy and lactation;
  • acne and acne;
  • actinomycosis;
  • skin cancer;
  • lupus;
  • herpes simplex;
  • individual sensitivity to the components of the drugs;
  • children up to 1 year old.

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Side effects

  • qualitative changes in the skin (atrophy);
  • allergic reactions;
  • enlargement of small vessels of the skin;
  • stretch marks on the skin;
  • disorders of skin pigmentation;
  • itching and burning.

Names of creams from psoriasis

  1. Chinese cream "King of Skin" - contains ketoconazole and neomycin. Together, these two substances have fungicidal, antibacterial, bacteriostatic and antifungal effects.
  2. Creams with vitamin D: Daivonex, Psorkutan.
  3. Swiss cream "Anti Psori NANO" - cools the skin, smooths its surface, removes the feeling of "tightness". Does not reduce immunity.
  4. Super psorie - is developed on the basis of solidol, which accelerates the regeneration of the skin. Also contains natural extracts of turn, sage, eucalyptus, licorice, sea buckthorn oil, mint oil, etc. Can be used to treat children from the age of 6 years.
  5. Zorka is a veterinary cream that is prepared on a natural basis. It effectively heals fine cracks and erosion on the skin, eliminates its dryness, makes it soft and pleasant to the touch.
  6. Sophora - has an excellent wound healing effect, eliminates dangerous bacteria - staphylococci, streptococcus others.
  7. Psorikon - produced on the basis of herbs and solidol, will have a soothing effect on your skin.
  8. Psoril - consists mainly of natural extracts: sage, calendula, violet and burdock, mint, St. John's wort, yarrow. In addition, it contains oils: rosemary, milk thistle, lavender.
  9. Losterin - a non-hormonal drug, eliminates burning of the skin, does not contain harmful components and dyes. Gives a feeling of freshness.
  10. Cream with bischofite - has a quick regenerating and anti-inflammatory action.
  11. Phyto-cream on the Altai herbs.
  12. The Indian ointment "Ropani" is made on the basis of the plant "psoralea", which is widely used in Ayurvedic cosmetology.
  13. Baby cream is also quite widely used to correct the symptoms of psoriasis. They consist of natural ingredients: celandine, sea buckthorn, chamomile, calendula, etc., which favorably affect the skin.
  14. Elena Malysheva recommends using psorimilk cream for psoriasis.
  15. Non-hormonal creams from psoriasis: Pikladol, Antipsor, Tsitopsor, Bioderma, Collomac, Acriderm, Acustal, Zinc Ointment, Zincup, Naphthalene Ointment, Zignoderm, Ditrastik.

How to apply?

Use creams from psoriasis carefully. They should be applied neatly to the damaged skin with clean and dry hands. And it is even better to use cotton swabs, so you prevent hit on the affected skin of pathogenic microorganisms (staphylococci, streptococci, etc.), which can only aggravate the course of your illness.

Apply the cream evenly, spreading over the entire surface. Use exactly the amount of ointment that is indicated in the instructions so that there is no overdose.

Closely monitor the condition of your skin. Remember that psoriasis "loves" various damages to the skin (scarring, wounds, etc.). You will not have time to look back, as a new psoriatic hearth appears on the site of a small wound. Therefore, do not allow cuts or damage.

Do not give psoriasis treatment halfway. Cure the symptoms to the end. Negligent attitude towards this disease can lead to the appearance of new relapses.

Symptoms of overdose and interaction with other drugs

Perhaps a sharp appearance of allergic reactions (redness, inflammation, burning, itching, etc.). It is also possible to increase the side effects. To get rid of them, you just need to remove the drug from the skin.

If you accidentally swallow the medicine, then immediately consult a doctor before rinsing your mouth with water.

Do not use two or more hormonal ointments for treatment. This will negatively affect your body. Before applying any ointments from psoriasis, you need to consult a doctor. He will tell you what medications can be combined, the medicine prescribed to you, and with which - not.

Storage conditions and shelf life

Store in a dark, dry and cool place. Do not freeze. Be sure to keep out of the reach of children.

On average, preparations for psoriasis are stored for two to four years.


To simplify the perception of information, this instruction for use of the drug "Creams for psoriasis" translated and presented in a special form on the basis of the official instructions for medical use of the drug. Before use read the annotation that came directly to medicines.

Description provided for informational purposes and is not a guide to self-healing. The need for this drug, the purpose of the treatment regimen, methods and dose of the drug is determined solely by the attending physician. Self-medication is dangerous for your health.

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