Archive for the Psoriasis Category

Research for Children with Psoriasis
July 10, 2014

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that affects 3% of the world’s population

– men, women, children and even newborn babies. Psoriasis causes unsightly, uncomfortable red plaques and patches on the skin which scale, and sometimes even crack and bleed.

Skin Problems? USF Health Dermatology Research
December 9, 2013

Skin Problems?

USF Health Dermatologist, Dr. Christopher Nelson is conducting Dermatology Research.

Call 813-974-2923 for more dermatology research information

New Advancements in the Treatment of Psoriasis
July 8, 2013

Dr. Christopher Nelson will be speaking on New Advancements in the Treatment of Psoriasis this December 17, 2013 at 6:30pm. Please join us by signing up through This will be very informational for anyone who suffers with psoriasis. Christopher Nelson, MD. USF Health Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery

Treatment Options for Psoriasis
January 31, 2013

Living with psoriasis can be difficult and uncomfortable.  There are many treatment options available including topical steroid creams, oral medications, and light therapy treatments.  All of these treatments work well but have various side effects.  There is another option for treating psoriasis: the eximer laser. This treatment delivers 308-nm ultraviolet light to localized affected skin to help control mild to moderate psoriasis without harming the surrounding healthy skin.  This targeted laser treatment is similar to traditional light therapy treatments but works in fewer sessions and is good for hard-to-treat areas […]

Photo Light Therapy
October 7, 2009

PUVA and Narrow Band Photo Light Therapy are used for the treatment of various skin diseases and disorders such as psoriasis, eczema, itching and hard to treat atopic dermatitis. The benefits to photo light therapy is the improvement of existing lesions, reduction of new lesions, and in some cases a near total clearing of the disease process. USF Health Dermatology is proud to be one of the few to have this technology in the Tampa area.