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Medical Reference Related to Psoriasis

  1. How Can I Tell if It's Psoriasis or Eczema?

    Psoriasis and eczema are itchy, red rashes, but there are ways to tell them apart. Find out how.

  2. Is Psoriasis Contagious?

    You may be worried that the skin patches of psoriasis can be passed from person to person. Relax: It's not contagious. Here’s how people actually get the disease.

  3. What Causes Psoriasis?

    We don't know the exact cause of psoriasis, but it's likely a combination of genes and triggers that sets off your immune system.

  4. Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Psoriasis Treatments

    If you've just been diagnosed with psoriasis, you may want to ask your doctor these questions about psoriasis treatment.

  5. Tests to Diagnose Psoriasis

    WebMD explains how psoriasis is diagnosed.

  6. Laser Treatment for Psoriasis

    Learn more from WebMD about laser therapy for psoriasis -- including how various lasers are used, their effectiveness, and their risks.

  7. Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is a chronic,inflammatory skin disease characterized by dry,reddish (erythematous),thickened patches of skin that are covered with silvery-gray scales. These patches may be referred to as papules or plaques and most often affect the scalp,elbows,knees,hands,feet and/or lower back. The plaques may be intensely itchy (pruritis) or sore. In some cases,individuals with psoriasis ...

  8. Treating Psoriasis on Your Face

    Treating psoriasis on your face takes extra care and patience. WebMD tells you about the medications designed for sensitive areas of the skin.

  9. Treating Moderate to Severe Psoriasis

    Learn about the top treatments used to clear up moderate to severe psoriasis.

  10. Psoriasis Treatment: What’s in the Future?

    Biologic therapies are highly effective for psoriasis, and other new psoriasis treatments are close to FDA approval, bringing hope to millions of psoriasis sufferers. WebMD tells you more.

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