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Health Question

What treatments are available for psoriasis?

Answer From Expert

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Keeping your skin moisterized with over-the-counter products is a good first step. Prescription creams, ointments and lotions (called topical medicines) that you put on the affected areas are often used. Shampoos are used for psoriasis on the scalp. In more severe cases, medicines are taken in pill form.

Other treatments include a special type of ultraviolet light therapy. Sunlight can help psoriasis. You should use a sunscreen on the parts of your skin that aren't affected by psoriasis. It's especially important to put sunscreen on your face.