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What Are The Various Medications For Treating Skin Conditions?   


jauhar khan 
@jauhar123 | Posted 31 Jul. 2019


There are different types of treatments used to treat skin conditions among which medications are the most common. Topical and ***** drugs are amongst the most commonly prescribed treatments for treating skin conditions.  Some common topical medicines for skin conditions are as follows:





Antibacterials: These medicines are often used to treat or prevent infection. Some examples are mupirocin or clindamycin. 


Anthralin: Although it is not often used as it may cause irritation and stains, it helps reduce inflammation and can be useful in helping treat psoriasis.


Antifungal Agents: Clotrimazole (Lotrimin), terbinafine (Lamisil AT), and ketoconazole (Nizoral)  are a few examples of common topical antifungal medications used to treat skin conditions such as ringworm and athlete's foot.


Benzoyl Peroxide: Creams, washes, gels, and foams containing benzoyl peroxide are mainly used to treat acne. There are many dermatology pharmaceutical companies that produce these medicines.


Coal Tar: This topical treatment can be bought with and without a prescription. It’s strengths range from 0.5% to 5%. It is used to treat conditions including seborrheic dermatitis (usually in shampoos) or psoriasis. Currently, coal tar is rarely used because it can be slow and can cause severe staining of clothing and bedding when applied.


Corticosteroids: They are used to treat skin conditions including eczema. Corticosteroids come in various forms including foams, ointments, lotions, and creams.



Non-Steroidal Ointment: Ointments such as crisaborole (Eucrisa), tacrolimus (Protopic) and cream pimecrolimus (Elidel) are also prescribed for eczema and atopic dermatitis