Health Tip: Treating Psoriasis

(HealthDay News) -- Psoriasis is a chronic condition that causes red, scaly, itchy patches on the skin.

While there is no cure, psoriasis can be controlled with these common treatments, listed by the National Psoriasis Foundation:

  • Topical ointments and creams, including salicylic acid and topical steroids.
  • Lotions, bath solutions and other nonprescription topical preparations to help soothe symptoms and reduce scaliness.
  • Light therapy, including UVB and lasers.
  • Prescription systemic medications, a term used to describe drugs that affect the entire body. These drugs are usually reserved for people with moderate-to-severe cases.

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