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What office treatments can help scalp psoriasis?

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If you have mild scalp psoriasis on a few areas, your doctor or dermatologist may give you steroid shots directly into those areas. If your symptoms don’t get better with topical treatments, phototherapy with a laser or non-laser light source may help. Ultraviolet (UV) light -- sometimes delivered with a hand-held device called a UV comb -- can be used to treat the entire scalp.

From: Scalp Psoriasis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "What Is Scalp Psoriasis?"

American Academy of Dermatology: "Understanding Scalp Psoriasis May Head Off Hair Loss."

FDA. “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Scalp Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "What Is Scalp Psoriasis?"

American Academy of Dermatology: "Understanding Scalp Psoriasis May Head Off Hair Loss."

FDA. “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Scalp Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2017

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