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How dermatologists diagnose and treat psoriasis

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Psoriasis: Diagnosis and treatment

A board-certified dermatologist can tell whether you have psoriasis, and, if you do, develop an individualized treatment plan.

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Could I have psoriasis?

It’s possible you could have psoriasis. It’s is a common condition. People of all races get psoriasis. Learn if you could have psoriasis.

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Psoriasis: Medications and light therapies

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.

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Psoriasis treatment for your scalp, nails, and genitals

If you are already treating psoriasis, it’s still important to tell your dermatologist if you develop psoriasis on your genitals, scalp, or nails. You’ll likely need a different treatment plan — and possibly different medication.

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Psoriasis treatment can change during each stage of life

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.