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A 32-year-old member asked:

how to prevent psoriasis?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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You can't: The predisposition to psoriasis is inherited. There is no way to prevent it.
Dr. Douglas Mund
Rheumatology 46 years experience
You can't: Psoriasis is an immune mediated disease with a strong genetic susceptibility there is no way to prevent its. If it is going to develop it will.

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Is there anything I can do to prevent getting psoriasis?

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Dr. Karen Han
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No: Psoriasis is an inflammatory disorder that is inherited, although sporatic cases also occur. There is no way of preventing psoriasis from developing. The onset is generally in adulthood, although a small subset begin in childhood. This is a systemic disease that involves the skin, nails, joints, and we're now learning that it also affects the cardiovascular system.
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Any medicine to prevent to psoriasis.Please suggest me .?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Psoriasis: Most of the time, psoriasis is treated with medications that are placed directly on the skin or scalp. This may include: cortisone creams and ointments creams or ointments that contain coal tar or anthralin creams to remove the scaling (usually salicylic acid or lactic acid) dandruff shampoos (over-the-counter or prescription) moisturizers prescription medicines containing vitamin d see your doc.

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