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Psoriasis - Exams and Tests

Your doctor can often recognize psoriasis by looking at your skin, scalp, and nails.

Tests aren't usually needed. But one or more of the following tests may be done:

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Laser Treatment for Psoriasis

If you're living with psoriasis, you know how uncomfortable and embarrassing the red, itchy, scaly skin can be. Treatment options for psoriasis include steroid cream or other medicated creams, oral medications, and light therapy. All of these treatments work well, but medications can have side effects and light therapy requires a regimen of three sessions a week for two to three months. Today, there is another option for treating psoriasis: excimer lasers, which deliver ultraviolet light to localized...

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Last Updated: March 12, 2014
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