Tars for Psoriasis
Coal tar preparations are generally thought to be safe. There have been some concerns of cancer-causing chemicals in coal tar. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that the chemical concentrations in over-the-counter coal tar are at safe levels. Use coal tar carefully when the skin rash is inflamed or is near the eyes or in skin folds.
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: January 9, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology