View Full Version : Light Therapy for Psoriasis

10-16-2009, 07:54 PM
Been long time here at this site, finally dare to post here. My father also has it so it might be genetic thing.

I have a small patch of Psoriasis on my knee. I have heard that the only way to reduce psoriasis is by exposure to sun. But are there any good alternative way, something I could buy and apply or perform at home beside tanning beds as i see many sites suggesting that tanning beds cause cancer.

10-16-2009, 09:51 PM
For small patches a steriod cream usually helps. Your doctor can prescribe this.

Light therapy does help some people but then it creates other problems. A lot of derms are not prescribing this course of action any longer because of the risk of skin cancer. Skin cancer is far worse than psoriasis.

10-18-2009, 05:21 PM
Yup there are many alternative to light therapy, but yea different medicines seems to work differently on peoples so check threads and its better to get your topical medical creams from dermatologist recommendation