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  1. Biologics for Psoriasis

    Drug details for Immune system medications (biologics) for psoriasis.

  2. Calcipotriene for Psoriasis

    Drug details for Calcipotriene for psoriasis.

  3. Anthralin for Psoriasis

    Drug details for Anthralin for psoriasis.

  4. Cyclosporine for Psoriasis

    Drug details for Cyclosporine for psoriasis.

  5. Psoriasis - Health Tools

    An interactive tool to help with decisions about psoriasis.

  6. Nail Psoriasis - Topic Overview

    Psoriasis of the nail can be very hard to treat,and treatment is not always successful. Treatment is aimed at the white half-moon–shaped root of the nail (the matrix). Your doctor may recommend that you rub 1.0% fluorouracil solution (such as Fluoroplex) into the area where the nail and skin meet (skin fold) twice a day. Another option is flurandrenolide-impregnated tape (such as Cordran) ...

  7. Psoriasis - Symptoms

    The classic symptoms of psoriasis are raised, red patches of skin topped with loose, silvery scales, usually on the knees or elbows.

  8. 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 ...

  9. Psoriasis - Cause

    The exact cause of psoriasis is not known. Many scientists believe that the condition is inherited.

  10. 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.

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