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  1. Psoriasis - Home Treatment

    Skin care at home can help control psoriasis. Learn more.

  2. Retinoids for Psoriasis

    Drug details for Retinoids for psoriasis.

  3. Psoralen and UVA Light Therapy (PUVA) for Psoriasis

    Drug details for Psoralen and UVA light therapy (PUVA) for psoriasis.

  4. 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.

  5. Types of Psoriasis - Topic Overview

    The major types of psoriasis include the following. Plaque psoriasis is the most common type. Nearly 90% of people with psoriasis have this type. Symptoms of plaque psoriasis include: 1 Round or oval sores that range from 0.39 in. (0.99 cm) to many inches (centimeters) wide,and may expand into patches. Sores that are red and covered with loose,silvery,scaling skin. Sores that are usually ...

  6. Corticosteroids for Psoriasis

    Drug details for Corticosteroids for psoriasis.

  7. Psoriasis - Medications

    Read about medications used to treat psoriasis.

  8. Psoriasis - Surgery

    Surgery is not used to treat psoriasis on the skin or scalp. However, surgery may be used to treat severely disfigured or damaged nails from psoriasis. Surgical removal of a nail may be done in a clinic or doctor's office as an outpatient procedure.

  9. Psoriasis: Skin, Scalp, and Nail Care

    Key pointsIf you have psoriasis, your skin is very sensitive. To protect your skin, avoid: Skin care products that irritate your skin.Scratching and picking your skin, and skin injuries such as cuts or scrapes.Cold, dry climates. Cold weather causes symptoms to become worse.The most important thing you can do is to keep your skin moist and lubricated. Use moisturizing creams, ointments, and ...

  10. Psoriasis - Exams and Tests

    Learn about tests for psoriasis.

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