Psoriasis - Treatment Overview
Currently there is no cure for psoriasis. However, many types of treatment are available.
Psoriasis - Topic Overview
Learn about psoriasis, a chronic skin condition that causes skin cells to grow too quickly, resulting in thick, white, silvery, or red patches of skin.
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 ...
Psoriasis - Prevention
There is no way to prevent psoriasis. However, the following tips may improve symptoms or help reduce the number of psoriasis flare-ups.
Psoriasis - Cause
The exact cause of psoriasis is not known. Many scientists believe that the condition is inherited.
Psoriasis - Symptoms
The classic symptoms of psoriasis are raised, red patches of skin topped with loose, silvery scales, usually on the knees or elbows.
Psoriasis - Other Treatment
Read about phototherapy and other psoriasis treatments.
Psoriasis Vulgaris Plaque
Psoriasis vulgaris, Koebner phenomenon. Well-delineated erythematous plaque with a silvery-white scale characteristic of psoriasis.
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.
Psoriasis Vulgaris Erythematous
Psoriasis vulgaris. Well-delineated erythematous plaque located on the elbow of a child with psoriasis.