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Medical Reference Related to Psoriasis

  1. 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 ...

  2. 10 Ways to Prevent Psoriasis Flare-Ups

    WebMD offers 10 tips for preventing psoriasis flare-ups.

  3. Scalp Psoriasis

    WebMD defines scalp psoriasis and explains its causes, symptoms, and treatments like special shampoos and conditioners.

  4. Choosing a Treatment for Psoriasis

    Just as there isn't a cure for psoriasis, there isn't a perfect treatment either. Learn about psoriasis treatment options here.

  5. Understanding Psoriasis -- Symptoms

    WebMD's guide to the symptoms of psoriasis.

  6. Understanding Psoriasis -- Treatment

    WebMD's guide to various treatments for psoriasis, including drugs, natural treatments, light therapy, and diet.

  7. Understanding Psoriasis -- the Basics

    WebMD's guide to psoriasis, including types, symptoms, and causes.

  8. Psoriasis - Cause

    The exact cause of psoriasis is not known. Many scientists believe that the condition is inherited.

  9. Psoriasis - What Happens

    Psoriasis is usually long-lasting, returns often, and can be unpredictable.

  10. Nail Psoriasis - Topic Overview

    Psoriasis of the nail can be very hard to treat,and treatment is not always successful. Treatment is aimed at the white half-moon–shaped root of the nail (the matrix). Your doctor may recommend that you rub 1.0% fluorouracil solution (such as Fluoroplex) into the area where the nail and skin meet (skin fold) twice a day. Another option is flurandrenolide-impregnated tape (such as Cordran) ...

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