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Which Is Best Vaseline, Aquaphor And CeraVe Moisturizing Cream For Psoriasis Treatment?

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Posted on Tue, 18 Jun 2024
Question: I am 73 year old man in good general health. I have eczema just above ankle in both legs but no where else. based on Recent biopsy , my doctor said it is Psoriasis. I have three creams I can apply:
Vaseline, Aquaphor and CeraVe Moisturizing Cream for Psoriasis Treatment.
1) In your opinion, which is best.
2) Can Aquaphor be used daily for years with no break.
3)Can CeraVe Moisturizing Cream for Psoriasis Treatment be used daily with no breaks.
Thanks.
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (41 minutes later)
Also there is some skin in the Psoriasis area that is white. This skin does not have any itching. Is there a way to make more of the psoriasis skin white so no itching issue.
Thanks.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (21 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Photograph required

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Both Aquaphor and Cera Ve and moisturizer.
Cera Ve would be better and you can use it for as long as you want.
Both are totally safe to use.
Can you upload a photograph of the involved area.
I would like to see the lesions in order to appreciate white spots.
Thank you.
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (14 hours later)
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (26 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Post inflammatory hypopigmentation

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the follow up and photographs.
These white spots are post inflammatory hypopigmentation.
Keep applying the cream prescribed to you.
Once the disease gets controlled the skin will regain it's color.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (6 hours later)
Hello. Thanks for your response.
1)The post inflammatory hypopigmentation does not itch at all and does not bother me. Is there a medicine to make some of the Psoriasis skin like that. Then I will not get itching.
2)Should I apply Cera Ve cream to the white spots also that do not itch at all. What will it do
3)Is it ok to apply Cera Ve cream 3 times a day for years.
4)Is there any non steroid cream that may be better than Cera Ve.
Thank you.
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (11 hours later)
5)Also Cera V psoriasis cream has 2 percent salicyclic acid. Is this a safe acid to use many times a day for years.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (33 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Use both aquaphor and Cera V

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the follow up.
The psoriasis skin is diseased skin while the one which has recovered has become white.
The moisturizer given to you will help in reducing inflammation and control psoriasis.
Cera Ve is to be applied only on diseased skin and not on white spots.
Cera Ve is a non steroidal cream. It has ceramids and is effective.
Salicylic acid is safe to use.
It will reduce inflammation and help you.
Use it once a day.
It can be safely used for years.
You can use Aquaphor twice a day.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Which Is Best Vaseline, Aquaphor And CeraVe Moisturizing Cream For Psoriasis Treatment?

Also there is some skin in the Psoriasis area that is white. This skin does not have any itching. Is there a way to make more of the psoriasis skin white so no itching issue. Thanks.