coal tar disorders

  • Topical tar: Back to the future - ScienceDirect

    The use of medicinal tar for dermatologic disorders dates back to the ancient times. Although coal tar is utilized more frequently in modern dermatology, wood tars have also been widely employed. Tar is used mainly in the treatment of chronic stable plaque psoriasis, scalp psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and seborrheic dermatitis, either alone or ...

  • Psoriasis Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

    May 13, 2019 · Coal tar. Salicylic acid to remove scales. Phototherapy. Extensive or widespread psoriasis may be treated with light. Phototherapy uses ultraviolet B or ultraviolet A, alone or in combination with coal tar. A treatment called PUVA combines ultraviolet A light treatment with an oral medication that improves the effectiveness of the light treatment.

  • Photosensitivity - Dermatologic Disorders - Merck Manuals ...

    Photosensitivity is a cutaneous overreaction to sunlight. It may be idiopathic or occur after exposure to certain toxic or allergenic drugs or chemicals, and it is sometimes a feature of systemic disorders (eg, SLE, porphyria, pellagra, xeroderma pigmentosum). Diagnosis is clinical. Treatment varies by type.

  • Coal Tar Cream - WebMD - Better information. Better health.

    Coal tar belongs to a class of drugs known as keratoplastics. It works by causing the skin to shed dead cells from its top layer and slow down the growth of skin cells.

  • Counseling Patients About Common Skin Disorders: A Guide ...

    Dirt, cooking oil, coal tar, petroleum Oil-based cosmetics (those containing lanolin, mineral oil, and cocoa butter); also hair dressings used by African Americans; Emotional Factor. Severe or prolonged stress; Hormonal Factors. Premenstrual flare-ups Some progestins used in oral contraceptives; Medication Use. Systemic and topical steroids

  • Coal tar treatment | DermNet NZ