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 ...
Psoriasis - Health Tools
An interactive tool to help with decisions about psoriasis.
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 - When To Call a Doctor
Find out when to call a doctor about psoriasis.
Psoriasis - What Increases Your Risk
Read about risk factors for psoriasis.
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.
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.