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UVB Phototherapy Treatment for Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common skin disease which can show any area of your body. And the disease with heredity and repeated episode features. Based on the different symptoms ans conditions it can be divided into different types and stages. If we give the treatment, we should also based on the different types and stages. Normally we use some creams that can show fast effect. Another treatment is light treatment like UVB phototherapy.

UVB phototherapy

It presents in natural sunlight, which is an effective therapy for psoriasis. UVB penetrates your skin and slows the growth of your affected cells. This treatment involves exposing your skin to an artificial UVB light source for a period of time on a regular plan. It is administered in hospital or at home.

Two types

There are 2 types of UVB treatments, such as broad band and narrow band. The main difference between them is that the narrow band UVB light can bulb release a smaller range of ultraviolet light. Narrow band UVB is similar to broad band UVB in many aspects. Several cases indicate that the narrow band UVB can clear psoriasis faster and produce a longer remissions than the broad band UVB.

During UVB treatment, the psoriasis may worsen temporarily before get improvement. Your skin may redden and itch from the exposure to the UVB light. To avoid a further irritation, the amount of UVB administered should need to be reduced.

UVB phototherapy can combine with other topical and systemic agents to increase efficacy, but some of these can also increase photosensitivity and burning, or shorten remission.

And it can treat psoriasis with a UVB light at home which is an economical and convenient choice for many patients.

Light treatment is common for psoriasis, and the effects show fast. But sometimes there will show side effects on skin. And the skin symptoms on skin are easy to remove, but the treatment from the root is not that easy.

Beside the professional treatments, we should also pay attention to the daily triggers that can worsen the skin lesions. Only we get the treatments and pay enough attention to the triggers, then the effects can last a longer time. If you want a further knowledge of psoriasis, you can consult the online doctor or send us your problems to, and hope we can give you a professional solution.


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