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Top 5 Phototherapy Treatment Tips

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1. Always protect the eyes with goggles when in the phototherapy light box.
2. Cover face and genitals if no psoriasis is present when doing phototherapy.
3. Bathing more than once a day can dry out the skin. After bathing, moisturize with a dermatologist recommended skin lotion, cream, or ointment.
4. With UVB phototherapy, moisturizers or tar products can be used. Often other treatments can be considered as well with the dermatologist.
5. It is necessary not to sunburn from phototherapy or natural sunlight.

Phototherapy for Psoriasis

Phototherapy is used to help heal psoriasis for many patients. Phototherapy treatment uses light from the sun or more often from special light boxes to treat psoriasis for patients. Types of phototherapy include UVA, UVB, and PUVA. UVA and UVB light treatments involve specific wavelengths of light used either with medications or skin creams, lotions, or ointments. PUVA light treatment involves the use of psoralen taken in pill form or used to soak the skin before light exposure. These are the best two lotions to moisturize psoriasis.

The number of phototherapy treatments per week may be up to five depending on the patient and their doctor. The amount of time per treatment may be seconds or minutes.

Phototherapy is not effective for everyone, as is the case with every psoriasis treatment. The primary benefits of phototherapy include less need for medicine in many cases, a healthy tan, and in many cases complete avoidance of prescription drugs.

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