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Quick Guide: Psoriasis and the Sun

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition. It results from an autoimmune disease where your immune system generates excessive skin cells that concentrate on the skin surface. When the skin cells shed, they form red welts that are thick and raised … Continue reading

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Can Psoriasis Lead to Skin Cancer?

You are looking at your skin and see some spots that appear suspicious. Are they brown and flat, or red and raised? Find out the signs of skin cancer and psoriasis, and if psoriasis can lead to skin cancer.Psoriasis and … Continue reading

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What is the Difference between Psoriasis and Eczema?

Many people don’t know the technical differences between psoriasis and eczema. Recognizing which is which will help determine how you treat it.What is Psoriasis?A spot of white scales characterizes psoriasis. It is a chronic autoimmune condition that results in the … Continue reading

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How Does a Person Get Vitiligo?

Vitiligo is a long-term disorder where pale white patches develop on the skin. A deficiency in the skin pigment melanin is usually the primary cause. It can occur anywhere on the skin though it is common on the face, hands, … Continue reading

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Pediatric Psoriasis Treatment

Psoriasis is a disease that causes itchy, dry patches on your skin. Up to 40% of people with psoriasis have symptoms before they are 16 years old, and 10% get it before they are 10.Children can have mild, moderate, or … Continue reading

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Phototherapy for Acne

The facial spots and scars of acne usually appear at puberty, the time when young people are most concerned about their looks. It can also affect the shoulders, back, and chest. The exact cause of acne is unknown, but diet, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Phototherapy in Dermatology

The use of phototherapy in dermatology has become a standard means in treating some, if not all, skin problems that are not that easy to remedy. Many believe that the sun’s rays are helpful to the skin, which is why … Continue reading

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How Does Phototherapy Work?

Phototherapy is a process that involves the use of light to treat medical conditions. Natural sunlight has been used as a form of therapy for thousands of years, and experts have long-established that the UV rays, most significantly UVA and … Continue reading

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Psoriasis: Phototherapy Treatment and its Different Types

Over 7.5 million Americans are suffering from psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin disorder that brings about itchy patches of chunky, red skin that may also have silvery scales. For the most part, the patches will appear on the back, elbows, … Continue reading

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Alternative Remedies for Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common skin problem that influences the life cycle of skin cells. This skin disease compels the cells to develop very quickly on the surface of the skin, making thick, silvery scales and dry, red patches to appear, … Continue reading

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