For non-RX induced psoriasis please read this if you have not yet tried UVB treatments.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3736829/
This is a well-known and effective treatment that wrongly is not getting much use by dermatologists, who use topical and oral drugs as their main treatment. I know someone (non-UC) who had horrendous sudden adult onset of eczema and spent years not getting relief until he tried photo-therapy from the ONE dermatologist set up to do this in-office. The next step his previous dermo doctor said was going to be a biological called Dupixent and he was not happy about
WHY don't dermatologists use a well-tested and documented therapy like photo-therapy? My theory is that it requires rental of costly equipment housed in a separate room plus having a trained staff-member administer it. Writing a RX scrip? No cost. His current dermo (the one who writes scrip not UVB) said they were going to get the new laser-version of UVB that would not require a separate room but nope, they did not follow through.
It may take some detective work to find the right dermatologist who offers UVB treatment for psoriasis and eczema but my relative has been eczema free now for over a year, ongoing treatments are required to prevent outbreaks but well worth it. (Those treatments BTW cost him under $20 on Medicare per session).
IIRC Kim Kardashian mentioned using this treatment for her skin condition. Don't quote me on this lol.
Good luck to those suffering with skin issues. As if UC weren't enough.
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