A nurse is providing education to a patient recently diagnosed with psoriasis. Which of the following is not a component of typical psoriasis treatment?

Systemic corticosteroids

Explanation

• Psoriasis treatment includes moisturizers, coal tar, ultraviolet therapy, vitamin D, ointments, retinoids, and topical corticosteroids.

• Systemic corticosteroids are generally not used to treat psoriasis due to side effects and rebound psoriasis.

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