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What is photo therapy or PUVA for severe psoriasis?

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What is photo therapy or PUVA for severe psoriasis? Severe cases of psoriasis often require photo therapy at a hospital or specialized clinic for about 2-3 weeks. (This type of treatment plan is called the Goeckerman therapy.) First, an application of coal tar ointment  sensitizes your skin. Your skin is then exposed to ultraviolet light. Coal-tar when exposed on your skin and ultraviolet light or sunlight will simply burn away the patches, layers of scaly […]