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Metronidazole gel

April 1, 2013 — 8:05pm

My doctor gave me metronidazole .075% gel to put on my skin four times a day. My psoriasis was completely gone overnight. This gel is typically used as a vaginal cream for bacterial and yeast infections. It’s available by prescription only.

Editor’s note: Metronidazole is an antibacterial treatment that comes in several forms. The most common form is a low-potency suppository cream used to treat vaginal infections. A stronger, topical skin cream is available by prescription.


  • I have a rash on both hands and it is itchy and red. So what can I do for it. I have been to the doctors and he thought it was eczema but I think it is psoriasis. Can you tell me what it might be.

  • Hi Rilla,
    Unfortunately, no special blood tests or diagnostic tools exist to diagnose psoriasis. A dermatologist or other health care provider usually examines the affected skin and determines if it is psoriasis. Sometimes a biopsy is performed where a small piece of skin is examined under a microscope. To learn more, please visit:

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