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Uv Lamp Psoriasis
Psoriasis: There is no cure for psoriasis only control. There are prescription topical steroids. There are intralesional steroid injections. The biologics like Humira, Enbrel, Remicade, (infliximab) and Otezla are very effective at treating psoriatic arthritis and also the skin lesions of psoriasis. Patients with psoriasis are also prone to cardiovascular disease but the biologics help reduce this. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more
During light therapy for psoriasis, how many minutes does each session take..How long will I be under the uv lamp each time?
That depends: The duration of treatment for ultraviolet phototherapy depends on several factors including your skin type (how light or dark you are), the type of ultraviolet unit being used, the age of the bulbs, etc. The actual dosage of light in millijoules is a more accurate measure than the time which varies from unit to unit. The dose is gradually increased as your skin acclimates to the uv light. ...Read more
Narrow band uvb: Narrow band uvb can be done at home for protozoa.Units will cost at least 1, ooo for a 6 foot unit and more if it folds. Treatments are several times a week with increasing exposure. Units requires prescription and the time exposures planned by your dermatologist. See national biologic, for available models.Expect 20 treatments for clearing with2-3 sessions per week for maintenance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had guttate psoriasis and had uv light treatments to get rid of it. Now whenever i tan my skin feels so itchy i can't stand it. Why is this?
Is there another way to treat my psoriasis from psoriatic arthritis? So far have tried uv therapy, low dose radiation treatment, methotrexate, humira, enbrel, halabetasol ointment, coal tar, hylatopic, and any other cream my dermatologist could think of.
Wow: You have been through a lot. I would try the mayo clinic in mn. ...Read more
Hi.. I want to know that the uv lights used to treat psoraisis is different to market available uv lights or they have some special feature?
Similar : The more commercial uv lights are usually more "powerful" as they better encompass the body and deliver more uv light in a shorter period of time (in comparison to "home" units). ...Read more
I have psorisis I've been using floticazone cream for months is there anything else i an do? Uv lights is not an option im morbidly obese.
32 male with psoriasis since 16 years. Treated with phototherapy sessions with high improvement. Want to buy uvb lamp at home. Is it effective?
May be: It might be effective. The intensity of the light may change over time and this would decrease the effectiveness. ...Read more
Inherited: Psoriasis is an inherited inflammatory condition that waxes and wanes. Treatment is generally directed towards control of symptomatic flares. Although no cure, there are many treatment options to help you stay reasonably clear. These include topical steroids, vitamin d derivatives, oral medications, phototherapy and biologics. Your doctor will recommend treatment based on the extent of disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: It is a disease with more than just a skin abnormality.We know it is an "auto-immune" disease where the body is attacking itself and many treatments address this part of psoriasis.But bottom line is we do not know the cause.I'd suggest any auto-immune disease is worsened by stress. ...Read more
POSSIBLY FEW: Psoriasis can be a difficult skin disease depending on its extensiveness on the body. One of the main problems is a patient's self confidence dealing with the disease. Arthritis can occur in 40 percent of patients with psoriasis. Skin lesions can get infected if open and bleeding or picked at for example. The good news is that there are now excellant treatments for the disease, . ...Read more
Heredity: A genetic predisposition is what leads to the skin condition called psoriaisis. Certain drugs such as lithium can aggravate psoriaisis. In a few cases it can be associated with a strep throat or food allergy. These are triggers which worsen the psoriasis in susceptible individuals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Almost never: In a very small percent of very severe psoriasis there can be fulminnant cases which require systemic medications. In those cases during flares of erythrodermic psoriasis it is possible to develop systemic infections which in very rare cases be life threatening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer