Common "Acitretin" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Acitretin is a vitamin A derivative or oral retinoid used to treat psoriasis, palmoplantar pustulosis, Darier disease, hand dermatitis, lichen planus, lichen sclerosus, lupus erythematosus, warts, ichthyosis, actinic keratoses, and skin cancers. On the other hand, adverse side effects like dry lips, nostrils, eyes, skin, thinning of hair, sensitivity to sunburn, skin infection, hyperlipidemia, mood changes, hepatitis, etc., limits its usage.

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Do I need hospitalization for psoriasis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from severe psoriasis. I also have something else going on along with the psoriasis. My skin is red, swollen, pus-filled, and large yellow scales of skin are coming off. I cannot touch anything on my skin as it causes extreme pain. It is also hot to touch. I picked all the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query in detail, saw the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and do understand your concern. This pus filled lesions is a form of psoriasis called pustular psoriasis. Also you seem to be going into psoriatic erythroderma that is invo...  Read Full »

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