How can home uvb lights be used to clear-up plaque psoriasis as quickly as possible?

MD supervision. Home uvb or narrow band uvb requires a press ription for use. It can be combined with tar and s ailcylic a i'd for a traditional goeckerman regimen. If it a flat panel one side is exposed and the other side. If it is full body expose whole body. Do not overlap. Increments of 20 per cent are reasonable. Phototherapy requires 20-30 sessions for clearing.
Psoriasis and UV. Not everyone with psoriasis gets better with uv light treatent. Eye protection is important since eyes can be hurt badly with uv. Start with an exposure of a minute the first day and gradually increase the exposure each day. If tending to burn stop for a few days and cut back. If using the sun, start with 15 minutes and gradually increase.

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I have plaque psoriasis. Will desoximetasone and triamcinolone creams work the same?

Maybe. They are both steroids, so in theory they work the same, but it depends on the specific strength of the creams as both of these come in different strengths that can range from a mild, medium, or high potency cream.

What medications are available for treating plaque psoriasis?

Topical steroids. Psoriasis can be treated with various topical medications including corticoteroid creams, ointments, sprays, and foam products. Psoriasis can also respond to vitamin d creams, such as dovonex. Another class of medications are retinoids, such as tazorac. Often times dermatologists can combine these treatment regimens to effectively treat the psoriasis plaques.

Best medication for plaque psoriasis. I have tried almost everything?

Oral or shots. If it is localized a compound of lcd and salicylic acid can help. If it is extensive methotrexate, soriaitane or a biologic such as Enbrel (etanercept) will work, although results vary by individual.
Sunlight. Hi there, I'm assuming if you've "tried everything, " that would include most topical and systemic medications. One of the best treatments for plaque psoriasis is sunlight, as the uv rays can really make a big difference. Some of the vitamin a analogues are helpful as well, as these are specialized topical creams. If you haven't used an option from that group, i'd also give it a try. Take care.

Does scalp plaque psoriasis get worse over time?

Psoriasis. While it depends on each person, psoriasis can be a lifelong condition. There are some things however that people do that can cause it to worsen: infection, stress, smoking, obesity, decreased exposure to uv light, and alcohol consumption.

What is the most effective treatment for plaque psoriasis?

Depends. The answer depends on how extensive your psoraisis is. Topical agents play a role but if your disease is more extensive there are many old and new medications such as stelera, enbrel, Remicade (infliximab) or psorisis. Talk with your dermatologist or a rheumatologist for further answers.

Why is it so hard to get scalp plaque psoriasis diagnosed?

I don't know why? I find it easy to diagnose, because most pts have minimal psoriasis elsewhere. Plaque psoriasis is quite different from other scalp dermatites. But the scalp must be examined or it will not be found!

Is there a good over-the-counter medication/ointment to help maintain/decrease the appearance and symptoms of plaque psoriasis?

Steroids. Plaque psoriasis usually requires topical steroids for flares. The over the counter steroid creams (cortisone 1%) are not very strong.
Can try cortaid (hydrocortisone) Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease, which affects almost 15 million americans, and most have such minimal disease that they may not even know they have it. A few hundred thousand people have terrible disease with thick plaques on their scalp, hands, feet, and body, and even psoriatic arthritis, you can try some otc drugs, products, with urea, coal tar, and cortisone, but they may not work.

I was diagnosed with plaque psoriasis at age 8 in 1987. I am now 33 and recently had a biopsy done and was told I have varucca keratosis?

Verrucous keratosis. Verrucous keratosis represent either seborrheic keratosis or verruca vulgaris. Sometime histological distinction cannot be made between them. They are benign growths and are not related to psoriasis. They do not go away with creams but can be taken off by the dermatologist.