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Medication and lights


To treat psoriasis, most people apply medication directly to their skin. If you need stronger treatment, your dermatologist may prescribe light treatments or medication that works throughout the body. Find information about the many different psoriasis treatments here.


Should I treat psoriasis?

Treating psoriasis can benefit your body and mind. Find out how.

Can I treat psoriasis without prescription medication?

Many non-prescription treatments are available. See who can benefit from them.

Can a wearable blue-light device clear psoriasis?

The FDA has approved this device. Here’s what you should know before you buy one.


Treatment: Apply to your skin


Light treatment


Treatment: Works throughout your body


Treatments: What patients ask


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