Creams, ointments and lotions on treatment days other than moisturisers, unless directed by the phototherapy staff. Types of phototherapy The choice of the type of phototherapy to use is dependent on the type of skin condition, previous responses to treatment among other factors.
News on NPF's efforts to develop the first diagnostic test. It is critical when doing phototherapy at home to follow a doctor's instructions and continue with regular check-ups. Krueger, MD Rockefeller University. If you are unable to stand unaided for up to ten minutes.
You can find more information about phototherapy on the following websites: Federal Government. Results clinically and histologically of both groups will be compared. Search for terms x. If your skin condition is caused or made worse by natural sunlight.
Remember to wear sunscreen on areas of your skin unaffected by psoriasis. There are two types of UVB treatment, broad band and narrow band. UVB is used to treat common skin conditions such as psoriasis, atopic eczema, polymorphic light eruption, generalised itching, pityriasis lichenoides, cutaneous T cell lymphoma, lichen planus, vitiligo and other less common conditions.
If you are pregnant only for PUVA. Patients are not allowed to receive other therapies for their psoriasis, internal and topical, while they are participating in the study.
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Save this study. The common, short-term side effects of phototherapy include: Pregnancy should be avoided during PUVA treatment because the safety of psoralen has not been assessed.
Present in natural sunlight, ultraviolet B UVB is an effective treatment for psoriasis. All Accepts Healthy Volunteers: Types of research When to do research?
This leaflet has been written to help you understand more about phototherapy. There are no limits to the numbers of treatments patients may have over their lifetime.
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