is a topical medication approved for treating psoriasis; it is sequestered in the mitochondria of keratinocytes, where it triggers apoptosis and promotes the growth of new skin tissue (Sehgal et al.
Regarding the other treatment options for AA like steroids, topical minoxidil, anthralin
, PUVA, interferon and dapsone, all have variable responses and maintenance therapy is often required.
5-1% anthralinMore placebo control studies are needed to justify the use of anthralin
in alopecia areata.
therapy for refractory nail psoriasis.
Regarding topical therapies, tazarotene, anthralin
, calcipotriol, and coal tar should be avoided as well, said Dr.
Early treatment of psoriasis included the use of various traditional agents such as arsenic, ammoniated mercury, crude coal tar, anthralin
, corticosteroids etc.
UVB light therapy, sunlight, oral and topical vitamin A derivatives, coal tar, anthralin
and topical vitamin D derivatives often help.
Recent studies reaffirm the effectiveness of two such treatments: anthralin
and nitrogen mustard, said Dr.
The doctor may prescribe medications to apply on the skin containing cortisone-like compounds, synthetic vitamin D, tar, or anthralin
These include emollients (moisturizers), steroids (cortisone-type medications), anthralin
, and various coal tar preparations.
rapid release microcrystalline encapsulated cream).
Reduced barrier function of the diseased psoriatic epidermis, combined with the irritant effects of therapies administered for psoriasis, such as anthralin
, tar and ultraviolet light, together with a low-grade immunologic BMZ insult, may precipitate blister formation.