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What are some questions to ask your doctor about different treatments for psoriasis?

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  • It's important to know about the side effects of any treatment your doctor recommends. Some questions you may want to ask include: What serious side effects should I watch for and when should I call for medical help?
  • What can I do to help manage the side effects of my medication?
  • What should I know about being in the sun?
  • What are my options if I can't handle the side effects of this drug?
  • Is it safe if I'm thinking about getting pregnant?

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Psoriasis."

Mayo Clinic: "Psoriasis Treatments and Drugs."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Over-the-counter (OTC) Topicals," "Phototherapy."

UpToDate : "Patient education: Psoriasis (Beyond the Basics)," "Treatment of Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Psoriasis."

Mayo Clinic: "Psoriasis Treatments and Drugs."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Over-the-counter (OTC) Topicals," "Phototherapy."

UpToDate : "Patient education: Psoriasis (Beyond the Basics)," "Treatment of Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2017

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