Short-term Topical Corticosteroid can offer relief for Acute Psoriasis PatientsIn a study conducted by Alexander Kreuter, M.D, from Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany, and colleagues, it was suggested that a short-term application of topical corticosteroids and maintenance with a less potent agent can help patients with intertriginous psoriasis (IP).

These findings are expected to offer relief to all those IP patients who complain of intense itching, soreness, and irritation from sweating. It was previously believed that application of topical corticosteroids has side-effects with long-term use but this study refuted all such beliefs.

In a nutshell, it was remarked during the study that a short-term application of corticosteroids for acute disease followed by maintenance treatment with any of the less potent agents is regarded as a reasonable approach for the treatment of intertriginous psoriasis (IP).