Who is suitable to receive hand/foot phototherapy?
Phototherapy is indicated for the one with refractory phompholyx or hand/foot eczema
It modulates your skin immunity.
Could phototherapy replace oral or topical medicine?
No, phototherapy is an adjuvant therapy. Patients are recommended for combination with oral or topical medication.
The benefit is to reduce the dosage of medication and frequency or severity of attacks.
The recommendation for hand/foot phototherapy
每周兩次 (W1/4,2/5 or 3/6)
Twice a week
(Mon/Thu, Tue/Fri or Wed/Sat)
Continue for 2-3 months to reach effective results
Orders for phototherapy
You have to wear goggle while doing phototherapy. Doctors and nurses will give you a suitable dosage each time.
When will the effect of phototherapy come out?
The effect of phototherapy comes out after around one and half month.
How many times is the phototherapy suggested?
After remission of disease, the phototherapy is suggested to maintain for another one month. The refractory ones can keep continuing the treatment.
What is the reaction after phototherapy?
Mild redness or itching immediately phototherapy is normal. Rarely, if you have some blister or pain, please come back immediately.
The safety of phototherapy
It is safe in literatures and has no concerned about skin cancer. Few patient would have darker skin color after long term treatment.