Psoriasis Treatment Directory
Psoriasis is not curable, but it can be managed well with medications in most people. Topical treatments include salicylic acid, steroids, calcipotriene, and retinoids. Phototherapy (light therapy) is effective in many people. Some respond well in sunlight while others choose to use PUVA or UVB treatment. Medications and natural treatments, such as Dead Sea salts or fish oil, can sometimes also help with psoriasis. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about the many forms of psoriasis treatment, how to choose the best treatment for you, what to expect from treatment, and much more.
Phototherapy for Psoriasis
Phototherapy, or treating your skin with specific kinds of UV or laser light, can help with psoriasis, eczema, and atopic dermatitis.
Systemic Treatments for Psoriasis
Systemic treatment -- treatment that affects the entire body -- is an approach that's typically used only in moderate to severe cases of psoriasis.
Biologic Medications for Psoriasis
The past decade has seen some promising advances in the treatment of psoriasis, specifically the use of biologic drugs. Learn more about how biologics work and how they are given.
Advanced Psoriasis Treatment: When Creams Aren’t Enough
Advanced psoriasis treatments are “systemic,” which means they affect the whole body, and they can be more effective and convenient than topical psoriasis creams.
Advances in Care
Recent advances have changed the treatment options for psoriasis. Learn about new therapies that are available and what's on the horizon.
Psoriasis & Exercise: How Exercise Can Help Psoriasis
Psoriasis makes exercise harder, but not impossible. And the benefits you’ll get from physical activity are too great to miss.
How to Tell If Your Psoriasis Treatment Is Working
Keeping psoriasis in check can be a challenge. Here’s how to tell if your treatment is working and what to do when it’s not.
Psoriasis: Treatment and Tips During the Holidays
The holidays are a time for good cheer, good friends, good food … and, if you have psoriasis, a good chance that your skin condition will worsen. Try these tips to keep manage psoriasis during the holidays.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Winter Psoriasis Tips
Cold weather got you worried about psoriasis flares? Follow these tips to keep your skin in good shape all winter.
14 Hot Trends in Psoriasis Research Studies
If you or someone you know has psoriasis, you’ll want to know about this latest research. Here’s everything doctors know -- and would like to know -- about causes, complications, and possible new treatments.
Slideshow: Beauty Hacks for Your Psoriasis Skin
Self-conscious about how your psoriasis looks? WebMD gives you makeup tips to help you smooth the skin you’re in.
Slideshow: Psoriasis Treatments: Medications, Alternative Treatments, and More
Psoriasis isn’t easy to live with, but there are many treatments available. Which may work best for you?