Initial treatment includes the use of topical corticosteroids, tar preparations, and lubrication. A tar solution containing 1 teaspoon of a tar emulsion such as Balnetar or Zetar in a quart of water, should be used to soak the palms and soles for 15 to 20 minutes twice a day. Application of a high- or ultra high-potency topical corticosteroid such as fluocinonide (Lidex) or clobetasol propionate 0.05% (Temovate) or betamethasone dipropionate (Diprolene) 0.05% ointment follows this soak. Liberal use of emollients such as Vaseline petroleum jelly, Aquaphor healing ointment, or Eucerin cream should be encouraged.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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