Combined therapy more effective for chronic plaque psoriasis
COMBINED vitamin D and corticosteroid products are more effective than vitamin D or steroids alone for treating chronic plaque psoriasis.
Vitamin D alone was as effective as steroids alone, although steroids appeared to work better for scalp psoriasis, a Cochrane review found.
Potent corticosteroids were less likely than vitamin D to cause local adverse events such as skin irritation.
Dithranol and tazarotene had similar efficacy to vitamin D, and vitamin D alone was better than coal tar.