emollient use in psoriasis
Last reviewed 02/2022
- an emollient hydrates and thus softens the scaly, hyperkeratotic surface
of the psoriatic plaques
- it is an active but weak treatment for psoriasis
- the twice-daily application of emollients such as yellow soft paraffin or aqueous cream led to a reduction in itching, soreness, redness, scaling, and lesional extension in about 35% of patients (1)
- Wood AJ, (1995). Treatment of psoriasis, NEJM, 332 (9), 581-7.
topical preparations in psoriasis (includes summary of NICE guidance)