Psoriasis in Fall and Winter: 7 Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re like many psoriasis sufferers, your psoriasis symptoms may worsen in the cold, dry air of fall and winter.
Alopecia Areata: Psoralen With Ultraviolet A Light (PUVA) Therapy - Topic Overview
PUVA therapy combines a medicine (called a psoralen) and treatment with ultraviolet A (UVA) light. The psoralen increases the skin's sensitivity to UV light,including sunlight. The psoralen is taken either as a pill or by putting it on the skin directly. Then the skin is exposed to UVA. Treatments are done regularly for 4 to 6 months. PUVA is used when alopecia areata affects most of the ...
Choosing a Treatment for Psoriasis
Just as there isn't a cure for psoriasis, there isn't a perfect treatment either. Learn about psoriasis treatment options here.
Psoriasis - Medications
Read about medications used to treat psoriasis.
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 ...
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.
Anthralin for Psoriasis
Drug details for Anthralin for psoriasis.
Psoriasis - Health Tools
An interactive tool to help with decisions about psoriasis.
Tars for Psoriasis
Drug details for Tars for psoriasis.
Psoriasis - Symptoms
The classic symptoms of psoriasis are raised, red patches of skin topped with loose, silvery scales, usually on the knees or elbows.