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  1. 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 ...

  2. Psoriasis - Health Tools

    An interactive tool to help with decisions about psoriasis.

  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 - When To Call a Doctor

    Find out when to call a doctor about psoriasis.

  5. Psoriasis - What Increases Your Risk

    Read about risk factors for psoriasis.

  6. Psoriasis - Other Treatment

    Read about phototherapy and other psoriasis treatments.

  7. Psoriasis Vulgaris Plaque

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

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