Psoriasis - Topic Overview
Learn about psoriasis, a chronic skin condition that causes skin cells to grow too quickly, resulting in thick, white, silvery, or red patches of skin.
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 ...
Biologics for Psoriasis
Drug details for Immune system medications (biologics) for psoriasis.
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) ...
Calcipotriene for Psoriasis
Drug details for Calcipotriene for psoriasis.
Methotrexate for Psoriasis
Drug details for Methotrexate for psoriasis.
Psoriasis - What Happens
Psoriasis is usually long-lasting, returns often, and can be unpredictable.
Psoriasis - Home Treatment
Skin care at home can help control psoriasis. Learn more.
Psoriasis - What Increases Your Risk
Read about risk factors for psoriasis.
Psoriasis - Other Treatment
Read about phototherapy and other psoriasis treatments.