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Medical Reference Related to Psoriasis

  1. 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 ...

  2. Cyclosporine for Psoriasis

    Drug details for Cyclosporine for psoriasis.

  3. Biologics for Psoriasis

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

  4. Psoriasis - What Increases Your Risk

    Read about risk factors for psoriasis.

  5. Psoriasis Day Care Centers - Topic Overview

    Psoriasis day care centers offer: Intensive treatment designed specifically for you and your condition. Severe psoriasis can be treated at these centers,helping you avoid expensive hospital treatment. Information about how to care for your skin at home. Individual counseling by trained,supportive staff. Support groups that give you a chance to meet and talk with other people who have severe ...

  6. Psoriasis and Scalp Care - Topic Overview

    When you have psoriasis on your scalp,you need to treat your scalp,not your hair. Avoid digging,scratching,and picking at your scalp. Gently remove scales while you are shampooing. You can also use a scale-loosening product,such as mineral oil,peanut oil,or olive oil,or a medicated hair dressing. These are rubbed into your scalp at night,covered with a shower cap,left on overnight,...

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