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Psoriasis is a chronic disease characterized by red patches on the skin, often accompanied with silvery-white scales of dead skin cells. It is not contagious.[read article]

Tests for Psoriasis

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A skin self-examination is a test you can perform on yourself to check for abnormalities in your skin, such as sores, bumps, or changes in skin color or texture. It...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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An erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test does not diagnose one specific condition. Instead, it helps your doctor determine whether you are experiencing inflamma...  More
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Medical Procedures for Psoriasis

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Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, is the use of a specialized machine to emit only a specific wavelength of the light spectrum. Light therapy consists of e...  More
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Ultraviolet B Phototherapy
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Photochemotherapy with Psoralens and Ultraviolet A (PUVA) Photochemotherapy
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Photodynamic Therapy
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Excimer Laser Therapy
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Prescribed Medications for Psoriasis

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METHOTREXATE (METH oh TREX ate) is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine affects cells that are rapidly growing, such as cancer cells and cells in your mouth and stoma...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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CYCLOSPORINE (SYE kloe spor een) is used to decrease the immune system's response to a transplanted organ.  More
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ALEFACEPT (a la FA cept) is used to treat adult patients with moderate or severe chronic plaque psoriasis.  More
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HYDROCORTISONE (hye droe KOR ti sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions.  More
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COAL TAR (kohl tahr) is used on the scalp to treat dandruff and other conditions including psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis.  More
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TRIAMCINOLONE (trye am SIN oh lone) is a corticosteroid. It is used to reduce swelling and ulcers in the mouth. It helps treat and relieve mouth sores that are not ...  More
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CALCIPOTRIENE (kal si poe TRYE een) is a form of vitamin D that is used on the skin to treat plaque psoriasis. This medicine is not a cure. It helps reduce the redn...  More
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TAZAROTENE (ta ZAR oh teen) is applied to the skin to treat psoriasis and mild to moderate acne.  More
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anthralin topical(Dritho-Scalp , others...)
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FLUOCINOLONE (floo oh SIN oh lone) is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions.  More
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DESONIDE (DES oh nide) is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat skin problems that may cause itching, redness, and swelling.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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ETANERCEPT (et a NER sept) is used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in adults and children. The medicine is also used to treat psoriatic arthritis, ankylos...  More
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HYDROXYUREA (hye drox ee yoor EE a) is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat certain leukemias, skin cancer, head...  More
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INFLIXIMAB (in FLIX i mab) is used to treat Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. It is also used to treat ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis, and some forms ...  More
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METHOXSALEN (me THOK suh luhn) is a skin coloring and light sensitizing agent. This medicine is given before ultraviolet radiation. It is used to treat severe psori...  More
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ADALIMUMAB (a dal AYE mu mab) is used to treat several types of arthritis. It is also used to treat Crohn's disease and plaque psoriasis.  More
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ZIDOVUDINE, ZDV (zye DOE vue deen) is an antiretroviral medicine. It is used with other medicines to treat HIV. This medicine is not a cure for HIV. It will not sto...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Psoriasis

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HYDROCORTISONE (hye droe KOR ti sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions.  More
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COAL TAR (kohl tahr) is used on the scalp to treat dandruff and other conditions including psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis.  More
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aloe vera
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Self Care for Psoriasis

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I never use an exfoliant in the morning, I always use a heavy moisturizer before going to bed. We each have our own long-held beliefs about our skin care products a...  More
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Application of Moisturizer to Skin
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Controlled Exposure to Sunlight
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A sitz bath is a warm, shallow bath that cleanses the perineum (the space between the rectum and the vulva or scrotum). A sitz bath can be used for everyday persona...  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Psoriasis What's this?

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Vitamin D is found in many dietary sources such as fish, eggs, fortified milk, and cod liver oil. The sun also contributes significantly to the daily production of ...  More
Efficacy Grade A
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Zinc has been used since ancient Egyptian times to enhance wound healing, although the usefulness of this approach is only partially confirmed by the clinical data ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Selenium is a trace mineral found in soil, water, and some foods. It is an essential element in several metabolic pathways. Selenium deficiency can occur in areas w...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Avocados are fruits that contain 60% more potassium than bananas; they are also sodium and cholesterol-free. An avocado has a higher fat content (5 grams per servin...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Shark cartilage is one of the most popular supplements in the United States, with over 40 brand name products sold in 1995 alone. Primarily used for cancer, its use...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Both marshmallow ( Althaea officinalis ) leaf and root are used in commercial preparations. Herbal formulations are made from either the dried root or leaf (unpeele...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids include fish oil and certain plant/nut oils. Fish oil contains both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Extracts of fern species (family Polypodiaceae) have been used traditionally for numerous indications, most commonly in South America and Europe. The South American...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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The thymus is a lobular gland located under the breastbone near the thyroid gland. It reaches its maximum size during early childhood and plays a large role in immu...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is an endogenous hormone (made in the human body) secreted by the adrenal gland. DHEA serves as precursor to male and female sex hormo...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Khella ( Ammi visnaga ) was originally cultivated by the ancient Egyptians who used it to treat many ailments, including urinary tract diseases. It was also used in...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Boron is a trace element that is found throughout the global environment. It has been suggested for numerous medicinal purposes, but there is a lack of strong evide...  More
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Evening primrose oil (EPO) contains an omega-6 essential fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is believed to be the active ingredient. EPO has been studied...  More
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Alternative Procedures for Psoriasis What's this?

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Water has been used medicinally for thousands of years, with traditions rooted in ancient China, Japan, India, Rome, Greece, the Americas, and the Middle East. Ther...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Water has been used medicinally for thousands of years, with traditions rooted in ancient China, Japan, India, Rome, Greece, the Americas, and the Middle East. Ther...  More
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Water has been used medicinally for thousands of years, with traditions rooted in ancient China, Japan, India, Rome, Greece, the Americas, and the Middle East. Ther...  More
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