What is Ultraviolet B (UVB) Narrow Band Light Therapy?

Category: Procedures

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See also: Ultraviolet B (UVB) Light Therapy

Ultraviolet B (UVB) Narrow Band Light Therapy is used to treat psoriasis. It involves using a narrower band of UVB light (311 nm) compared to standard UVB therapy (broadband - 290 to 320 nm). Narrow band UVB has been shown to be more effective, but is also much more expensive.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 4
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ultraviolet B (UVB) Narrow Band Light Therapy

Side effect Patients
Dry skin 1
Itchy skin 1
Migraine 1
Nausea 1
Redness of skin (erythema) 1
Suntan 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently having Ultraviolet B (UVB) Narrow Band Light Therapy

Dosage Patients
weekly 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 6
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Ultraviolet B (UVB) Narrow Band Light Therapy

Dec 2, 2013 (Started Aug 23, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for psoriasis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (redness of skin (erythema))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: One time
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 31, 2013 (Started Aug 23, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for psoriasis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (redness of skin (erythema))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: I have my own phototherapy lightbox at home, prescribed by my dermatologist and it is wonderfully convenient!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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