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  1. Understanding Psoriasis -- the Basics

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

  2. Psoriasis - Symptoms

    The classic symptoms of psoriasis are raised, red patches of skin topped with loose, silvery scales, usually on the knees or elbows.

  3. Phototherapy for Psoriasis

    Phototherapy is the use of ultraviolet (UV) light to slow the rapid growth of new skin cells. This is helpful in treating psoriasis, which causes skin cells to grow too rapidly. There are two types of ultraviolet (UV) light therapy: ultraviolet B (UVB) and ultraviolet A (UVA).Phototherapy may be given in a variety of places, such as in a hospital or doctor's office, in your home (UVB), or at a ...

  4. Psoriasis - Treatment Overview

    Currently there is no cure for psoriasis. However, many types of treatment are available.

  5. Psoriasis - Cause

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

  6. 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 ...

  7. Psoriasis Vulgaris Erythematous

    Psoriasis vulgaris. Well-delineated erythematous plaque located on the elbow of a child with psoriasis.

  8. Psoriasis Vulgaris

    Psoriasis vulgaris, scalp and nail findings. Pinpoint pits and distal onycholysis (so-called "oil-spot" discoloration) seen in the fingernails of a child with psoriasis.

  9. Psoriasis Vulgaris Plaque

    Psoriasis vulgaris, Koebner phenomenon. Well-delineated erythematous plaque with a silvery-white scale characteristic of psoriasis.

  10. Stress and Psoriasis

    Studies have shown that stress and psoriasis go together. In fact, some people have their first flare of psoriasis during a particularly stressful time.

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