use of antifungal agents in psoriasis

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   Posted 12/14/2016 11:10 PM (GMT -6)

The use of antifungal agents in psoriasis care tends to revolve around the treatment of seborrhoeic dermatitis and scalp psoriasis.

They are useful in removing the fungus pityrosporum ovale, more recently known as malassezia which has been linked to conditions such as dandruff and scaly scalp conditions. Some commonly used anti-dandruff shampoos claim to have activity against these microbes.

Prescribed Antifungals can be used alone or in combination with topical corticosteroids, and antibacterials or both. They are sometimes incorporated into a treatment regime to prevent fungal infection on skin which could be prone to it.

Antifungal treatments:
• Timodine
• Adcortyl
• Canesten HC
• Daktacort Hydrocortisone cream

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   Posted 6/26/2017 10:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for posting this information. I've been having some skin issues and this is helpful.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2005 and rheumatoid arthritis in 1998. On Remicade since 2005 for both diseases. For UC tried sulfasalazine, Lialda, colazal and others which made me sick. Use peppermint oil capsules and Bentyl which help during a flare and with IBS symptoms, and turmeric, krill oil, and Methyl B12 daily. (Discontinued CoQ10 d/t terrible heartburn).
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