13.5.2.1 Face or Flexures

ChoiceDrugDosage
1st choice

Mild/moderate topical corticosteroid
Max 2 week course

See section 13.4

Prescribing Notes

  • The face and flexures are particularly vulnerable to steroid atrophy and corticosteroids should only be used for short term treatment of psoriasis (1-2 weeks per month).
  • Refer to NICE CG153 for further details on treatment recommendations.