(HealthDay News) -- Psoriasis is a chronic condition that causes red, scaly patches of skin. It can't be cured, but treatments are available to help manage symptoms.
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The American Academy of Dermatology offers this list of common treatment methods:
- Corticosteroid creams applied to the skin to help reduce inflammation.
- Medications containing anthralin, calcipotriene, retinoids, or coal tar.
- Ultraviolet light therapy to help stem the rapid growth of skin cells.
- Biologic medications.
-- Diana Kohnle
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