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How is phototherapy used to treat psoriasis?

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Your dermatologist may have told you to stay out of the sun to prevent skin cancer and aging. In people with psoriasis, however, the sun's ultraviolet A and B (UVA and UVB) rays can actually help clear the skin.

Some doctors recommend sitting outside in the sun for a few minutes a day. You can also try an indoor light therapy that simulates UVA or UVB rays.

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American Academy of Dermatology. Bhosle, M. , June 2006. FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz." “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira. National Psoriasis Foundation.


Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 25, 2019

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American Academy of Dermatology. Bhosle, M. , June 2006. FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz." “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira. National Psoriasis Foundation.


Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 25, 2019

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