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Stages of life treatment


Psoriasis is a chronic condition, which means you may treat it for life. As your body changes with age or you start a family, you may need to treat psoriasis differently. 

Men trying to start a family

Men can use most psoriasis treatments, but not methotrexate. Here’s why.

Pregnant or breastfeeding?

Some treatments will be off limits. If you need to treat, you can consider these options.

Treatment safe for children

Some psoriasis treatments can treat children. A board-certified dermatologist explains.


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