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Roughly 8 million Americans experience itchy, dry skin because of psoriasis. But relief is one online consultation away. Start a virtual health assessment for prescription psoriasis treatment today—and get ready for soothed skin.

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How Dr. B treats psoriasis

1
Health assessment

Tell us about your condition with a $15 online consultation—no video call necessary.

2
Provider review

A medical provider will review your information and prescribe treatment, if appropriate.

3
Get your medication

Pick up and pay for the medication at the pharmacy of your choice. Or, get it delivered.

How much will it cost?

Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a psoriasis prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. Dr. B offers a discount card when applicable to help get you the lowest prices for your medications.

* Prices shown for Triamcinolone Acetonide 0.1 % Topical Ointment (30 gram tube), a popular treatment for psoriasis, using a drug discount card. Prices may be lower with insurance.

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Psoriasis treatments at Dr. B

Dr. B offers over a dozen treatments for psoriasis. We’ve highlighted a few of our most popular and affordable options below, but you can choose other brand and generic medications if desired.

Calcipotriene

Calcipotriene is a non-steroidal topical medication often prescribed for psoriasis. It works to slow the growth of skin cells and helps relieve psoriasis symptoms like itching, scaling and redness. Calcipotriene is available as a foam, cream, ointment or scalp solution.

Prescription length:

30 days, 1 refill

Application:

Topical, applied daily

Medication prices start at
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$56.25
at Costco, with a drug discount card. (No Costco membership required)

Triamcinolone Acetonide

Triamcinolone Acetonide is a prescription steroid cream used to treat psoriasis. Applied topically, the medication helps blocks inflammation-causing reactions and calms the body's immune response. It comes as a cream, lotion or ointment.

Prescription length:

30 days, 1 refill

Application:

Topical, applied daily

Medication prices start at
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$2.82

at Walgreens, with a drug discount card.

Calcipotriene

Calcipotriene is a non-steroidal topical medication often prescribed for psoriasis. It works to slow the growth of skin cells and helps relieve psoriasis symptoms like itching, scaling and redness. Calcipotriene is available as a foam, cream, ointment or scalp solution.

Triamcinolone Acetonide

Triamcinolone Acetonide is a prescription steroid cream used to treat psoriasis. Applied topically, the medication helps blocks inflammation-causing reactions and calms the body's immune response. It comes as a cream, lotion or ointment.

Prescription length:

30 days, 1 refill

Prescription length:

30 days, 1 refill

Application:

Topical, applied daily

Application:

Topical, applied daily

Medication prices start at
Costco Wholesale logo
$56.25
at Costco, with a drug discount card. (No Costco membership required)
Medication prices start at
Walgreens logo
$2.82

at Walgreens, with a drug discount card.

More Psoriasis Prescription Treatments

Looking for a different medication? Here are some options.

Not sure which treatment may be best for you?

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Psoriasis Questions

About Psoriasis

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition. It causes itchy or sore patches of red, scaly skin on the elbows, scalp, knees or back—though it can affect other areas. Additional symptoms include dry or cracked skin, joint pain or cracked, pitted nails.

Symptoms often present in cycles, worsening for a few weeks (or months) before easing up. There’s no cure for this autoimmune condition. But the right treatment can help improve symptoms—even in severe cases.

What causes psoriasis?

The exact cause of this autoimmune condition remains unknown. It’s thought that an issue with the body’s immune response may trigger inflammation and cause new skin cells to replicate too quickly. (Roughly every 3-4 days instead of 10-30 days.) It often runs in families, so there may be a genetic component, too.

What are some common triggers for psoriasis?

Outbreaks can occur for any reason. But some common triggers include:

  • High stress levels
  • Any viral or bacterial infection
  • Smoking or being around secondhand smoke
  • Cold, dry weather
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Certain medications, like high blood pressure drugs or Lithium
How long does psoriasis last?

Psoriasis is a lifelong skin condition with no cure. It typically moves through cycles of flaring up and subsiding. In most cases, the right treatment can improve symptoms.

What are the types of psoriasis?

Types of psoriasis include:

  • Plaque psoriasis: The most common form, this type affects up to 90% of those with psoriasis. The main symptom is itchy, scaly patches on the skin (called plaques) that usually appear on the elbows, knees, scalp or back.
  • Guttate psoriasis: Most commonly affecting young adults and children, this type is typically brought on by a bacterial infection and appears as small, drop-shaped spots on the arms, legs or torso.
  • Inverse psoriasis: This type is characterized by inflamed patches of skin (without plaques) in the skin folds—usually of the breasts, groin or buttocks. It can get worse because of sweating and friction.
  • Sebopsoriasis: A combination of psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis, sebopsoriasis usually affects the scalp and face as greasy, yellowish plaques.

An estimated 30% of people with psoriasis will also develop psoriatic arthritis—a condition characterized by swollen, painful joints.

Is psoriasis contagious?

Psoriasis is not contagious. You can’t contract it by touching or coming into contact with another person’s skin rashes.

How can you improve psoriasis symptoms?

In addition to the right prescription treatment, you may improve your symptoms by:

  • Applying moisturizer to the skin daily
  • Taking regular baths
  • Avoiding scratching
  • Exposing skin to a moderate amount of sunlight (too much can be damaging)
  • Not smoking
  • Limiting alcohol consumption
  • Eating a well-balanced diet
  • Exercising regularly
Do I have psoriasis or eczema?

Both skin conditions cause irritated, itchy skin. But they don’t share every symptom. Here’s what to look for:

  • Eczema causes a powerful itching sensation. Psoriasis feels like burning or stinging.
  • Eczema usually affects inner areas like skin folds, arm creases, or behind the knees. Psoriasis often appears on outer areas like the scalp or elbows.
  • Psoriasis is characterized by red, raised patches with thicker skin than eczema.
What prescription treatments are available for psoriasis?

Treatments include a range of topical creams, lotions, ointments, foams and shampoos. They can come as several medication classes including corticosteroids, aryl hydrocarbon receptor agonists, phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE4) inhibitors and vitamin D analogs. But all help restrict excess skin cell growth, reduce inflammation and improve symptoms.

Dr. B offers medications including Triderm (Triamcinolone Acetonide), Vtama (Ttapinarof), Zoryve (Roflumilast) and Dovonex (Calcipotriene).

How is psoriasis treatment applied?

Psoriasis medicines are applied topically. They come as a lotion, cream, ointment or scalp solution you apply to the skin once or several times daily. Right now, Dr. B does not prescribe any psoriasis pills or other oral medications. Follow your medical provider’s specific instructions carefully.

What are common psoriasis treatment side effects?

Side effects vary by medication. But some common side effects include:

  • Burning or itching of the skin
  • Skin flaking
  • Body aches
  • Headaches

These symptoms are typically mild and diminish over time. Talk to your medical provider if symptoms don’t improve or get worse.

How can I get a psoriasis prescription online?

Get a prescription for Calcipotriene or Triamcinolone Acetonide online with Dr. B's virtual medical service. Complete an online assessment sharing your health history and current symptoms—no video call required. A doctor or licensed medical provider will review your assessment. If they recommend a prescription, they’ll help you choose between over a dozen brand and generic medication options and send the prescription to your pharmacy of choice.

How much does psoriasis treatment cost?

Consultation: A virtual medical consultation for psoriasis costs $15, which is lower than most doctor copays. Currently, we don’t submit medical consultation claims to insurance companies. But you can use insurance for any resulting prescription at your pharmacy.

Medication: Dr. B only charges for the medical consultation. When medications are prescribed, we let you choose the most affordable or convenient pharmacy to fill the prescription. Your medication prices will vary depending on your insurance coverage and whether the drug is a brand or generic.

Do you accept insurance?

Right now, we don’t submit medical consultation claims to health insurance companies. But you can use insurance for any resulting prescriptions at your pharmacy.

How do refills work?

We’ll send you a reminder for an online assessment when it’s time for your next refill.

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