Psoriasis - Treatment Overview
Currently there is no cure for psoriasis. However, many types of treatment are available.
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 - 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.
Psoriasis - When To Call a Doctor
Find out when to call a doctor about psoriasis.
Psoriasis - Exams and Tests
Learn about tests for psoriasis.
Cyclosporine for Psoriasis
Drug details for Cyclosporine for psoriasis.
Corticosteroids for Psoriasis
Drug details for Corticosteroids for psoriasis.
Psoriasis - Cause
The exact cause of psoriasis is not known. Many scientists believe that the condition is inherited.
Psoralen and UVA Light Therapy (PUVA) for Psoriasis
Drug details for Psoralen and UVA light therapy (PUVA) for psoriasis.
Retinoids for Psoriasis
Drug details for Retinoids for psoriasis.