alright, given the tanning question below, i can imagine the responses already. but still, i figured i'd ask! i've got psoraisis, not terrible by any means, but i really can't stand the medicated ointment i'm given to wear. for all you who have dealt with psoraisis, well, i haven't found a single damn thing that works against the rash besides this prescription cream. i really hate using it on my body. at any rate, what does help is sunshine. my dermo has a tanning bed in his office for use of psoraisis patients - sun is a known remedy. i've been out in the sun sometimes this summer, and i do feel better...i'm just thinking bout the winter. sun makes everything about me feel better. the dermo said that the uv rays might be the only other alternative. (oh, and i have heard that swimming in the dead sea helps to, but who can get to israel?) so i'm thinking about using a tanning bed, maybe once a week come fall. of course using spf lotion. the risks? are they many more than the regular sun? i really don't like the idea of these tanning beds, however, i really really don't like this nasty cream.