For erythrodermic psoriasis the treatment of choice is: (AIPG 2009)
|B||Coal tar topically|
1). An important point in treatment of erythrodermic psoriasis is not to irritate the skin further and therefore anthralin and' other irritating compounds are relatively contraindicated in erythrodermic psoriasis.
2). Bland topical steroids such as 1 % hydrocortisone in an ointment base applied liberally can be useful.
3). If there is not a reasonably rapid improvement, consideration should be given to the use of methotrexate- the treatment of choice.
4). When the acute episode has subsided, UVB or PUVA can be cosidered.