Guide on what you should know about light therapy

Dr Chasing is good for the recommendation of light therapy if you see that creams or lotions are not really helping in controlling the psoriasis symptoms. Patients who have moderate to major psoriasis can gain from the light therapy. Patients using medications as well as over-the-counter supplements which allow their skin to have more sensitivity to the UVB radiation must not go through the phototherapy process. The photosensitizing medications may include:

• Contraceptives
• Antihistamines
• Sulfa drugs
• Diuretics
Before you agree on undergoing through phototherapy, it is very important to talk to you doctor about any medications or supplements that you are currently using. It is good to note that pregnant women must highly avoid light therapy E0691 for the psoriasis. Other people who should avoid this may include those with:
• Lupus
• Immune system that is depressed
• History of any skin cancers
• Photosensitivity issues
Types of Light therapy
There are several types of light therapy and they include:
• Narrow-Band UVB
• Broad-band UVB
• Laser UVB
• Topical PUVA
• Oral PUVA
• Pulsed dye laser (PDL)
• Balneophototherapy
• Low-level light or laser therapy
• UVB phototherapy at home
Side effects of the light therapy
When making plans for a phototherapy process, a professional doctor has to consider the sensitivity of a person to the UV light. But despite this, people may still have the following side effects of light therapy:
• Blisters
• Increased risks of getting skin cancer
• An itching or stinking sensation
• Increase in the likelihood of the cold sores for those people who are prone to them
• Symptoms of a premature aging skin like lose skin and dark spots
• Mild sunburn