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What are the treatment options for guttate psoriasis?

If you have guttate psoriasis, you should seek a doctor to help you control your symptoms and prevent complications. Antibiotics may be given if you have a current infection.

If your case of guttate psoriasis is mild, you can probably treat it at home using a cortisone cream to stop itching, prescription medications, moisturizers, or lotions made with coal tar. Limited exposure to sunlight or phototherapy can also help.

Baths with Epsom salts or colloidal oatmeal can soothe the skin and help remove rough, flaky skin. Individuals with severe cases of guttate psoriasis may need prescription medications to suppress the immune system.

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