Information about the use of antifungal medications for the treatment of psoriasis.

Psoriasis, in general, is not caused by fungal infections. In some unknown percentage of cases, fungal infections may trigger psoriasis, and in some percentage of cases, a fungus may find a pleasant home in psoriatic plaques. In the latter case, a fungal infection can exacerbate psoriasis, especially when inverse psoriasis occurs in a skin fold (armpit or groin, for example), and treating the infection may be necessary in order to treat the psoriasis. It is obvious, from reviewing the medical literature, that antifungals by themselves will not be effective in treating psoriasis for the vast majority of patients. No antifungal I’ve ever run across has been approved by the FDA as a sole treatment for psoriasis.

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