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Top 10 Search Results for "Psoralen + UVA (PUVA)"

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Does Sunbed Treatment Really Work

Does Sunbed Treatment Really Work

I have read about people using sunbeds to help with psoriasis. Has anyone used this method and how long did it take you before it started to help.

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I have used it in the past and it works well. Although in Vegas I cant find a dermatologist that will prescribe PUVA treatment. Just Sux!

posted 6 months ago

Psoralen + UVA (PUVA)

Psoralen + UVA (PUVA)

I am 18, I have psoriasis most of my life ive done most treatments, i am about to undertake the puva treatment, i just want to know if this has worked for others and if the treatment will put me out of work.

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

It's really good treatment, clears my skin up really well. The only thing is that the psoriasis comes back in a couple of months. As for the appointments, I had 8am appointments so it didn't affect… read more

posted over 4 years ago

Light Therapy

Light Therapy

Has anyone had the light therapy at the hospital? I have had 3 treatments and have already seen an improvement. How long did it take for your psoriasis to completely clear? Thanks guys :)

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

What is the point if only lasts a few weeks

posted 21 days ago

I Have To Make A Decision To Either Use Oral PUVA Treatment Or UVB Treatment (Ultraviolet B) But Not Sure Which One.

I Have To Make A Decision To Either Use Oral PUVA Treatment Or UVB Treatment (Ultraviolet B) But Not Sure Which One.

I have had the UVB treatment (Ultraviolet B) but psoriasis came back after a month.

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I'm about to start my 6th week of using PUVA, my skin is showing quite a difference.

posted over 2 years ago

Has Any One Had Any Good/bad Experiences With Stelara?

Has Any One Had Any Good/bad Experiences With Stelara?

I've been taking methotrexate for 7 months with noticable improvement but am taking the next step with stelara. Have you had any negative side effects? How long before improvements were seen?

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I am in Queensland Australia and I am using Stelara at the moment and its great. I have used a different injection before and got good results with it but not like Stelara even in the heat that we… read more

posted almost 5 years ago

Has Anyone Used The Phillips Brand UVB Light Wand For Their Psoriasis With Any Results?

Has Anyone Used The Phillips Brand UVB Light Wand For Their Psoriasis With Any Results?

I was offered light therapy treatments from my dermatologist. These treatments are very expensive, especially when you have many areas to treat. The manufacturer of the light that the dermatologist uses, offered me a discount of $40 per treatment for up to $400. total discount. The dermatologist staff called me and tried to give me a quote. But the staff didn't seem too educated about the treatment. The young lady who called me told me that the price depended on how many meters, altogether… read more

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I bought the UVB light wand since my psoriasis is on my palms and the sides of my feet. I have used the tar based ointment and the light 3-4x a week. It has improved so far about 30% but I’ve been… read more

posted over 1 year ago

I've Been Put On An Older Treatment Drug Called Hydroxyurea, Has Anyone Had Much Success From This?

I've Been Put On An Older Treatment Drug Called Hydroxyurea, Has Anyone Had Much Success From This?

If this doesn't work i'm onto Stelara, is anyone on this?

The only treatment i've had success with was PUVA, but it's no longer given in New Zealand, so i'm being guinea pigged through all the other drugs out there!

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

PUVA cleared up for years for me, i can't remember flare ups, but i did get skin sensitivity, but a lot of moisturizer helped.
Good luck

posted over 3 years ago

How Can I Reduce Itching After Uv Treatment?

How Can I Reduce Itching After Uv Treatment?

Hi i am going under uv treatment.i don't know about band levels.at first day it was 5 seconds.i didn't have itching.after coming days the time will be increased by 45 seconds.so my itchy level also increased badly.only on my chest,stomach and back and not my hands and legs.i have itchy on the same day of uv. After the day i was ok.am using qv moisturiser. Plz help.i can't sleep.

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

After 1000 MJ of NUVB I itched very bad. Dr. proscribed TAC (Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream) and it worked. I put it on after a treatment and twice a day after that. It has been a life saver. I'm… read more

posted over 4 years ago

Has Anyone Found Their Condition To Get Worse Following Completion Of PUVA Or With Steroid Withdrawal Or With Coal Tar Usage?

Has Anyone Found Their Condition To Get Worse Following Completion Of PUVA Or With Steroid Withdrawal Or With Coal Tar Usage?

So. Three weeks ago I finished a 30 session PUVA treatment. Most of my body, with the exception of my shins were clear, and even they were flat and non-flakey. 3 weeks on, having been told to stop all steroid ointments and use only Exorex (coal tar solution) and moisturiser, my skin is the worst it has been in years. My entire torso now has guttate spots with larger plaques on my arms, legs, hands, lower back, knees and elbows that are red raw, sore and cracking no matter how often I moisturise… read more

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

When I had PUVA it really helped my skin. My skin cleared right up. It's only just coming back now, 6 months later.

posted about 4 years ago