Indications
  • Psoriasis
  • Vitiligo
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Polymorphic Light Eruption
  • Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Lichen Planus
  • Prurigonodularis
  • Itching due to renal failure, certain other underlying causes
  • Pityriasislichenoides
Advantages
  • No internal medications
  • Safe in children, pregnant women
Side Effects
  • Redness
  • Rarely blistering at sites of psoriasis
FAQ's
1) How many sessions of NB-UVB therapy are required for clearing the skin disease?
A: It depends on the disorder, but one can expect an average of 30-40 sessions. Also, individual responses may vary. Additionally, maintenance treatment is often required to sustain remission.
2) How often does one need to repeat the treatment?
A: Results are best with 3 sessions a week, although twice a week treatment may often be more acceptable to patients.
3) Is NB-UVB therapy the best treatment for the above-mentioned conditions?
A: NB-UVB is an excellent therapeutic option, but one needs to have realistic expectations. In many instances, particularly for extensive disease, it is ideal since it does away with the need to apply creams over large body surfaces or taking toxic medications internally. Often NB-UVB is advised, in order to supplement existing treatment, thereby reducing the requirement and side effects of existing treatment. For further clarifications, please contact doctor.
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