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Can I get psoriasis from airline seat?

Can I get psoriasis from airline seat?

No: Psoriasis is not a "catchable" condition. Most people are genetically pre-determined to develop psoriasis and there is a strong family prevqalence. You cannot develop psoriasis by contact with anything, including another person with psoriasis. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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Does psoriasis get worse and spread ?

Does psoriasis get worse and spread ?

It can: The course of psoriasis is quite variable. It may worsen and involve greater areas of the skin or stay the same. There are conditions that may make it worse - colder and damp waether or lack of sun exposure, or certain drugs - like withdrawing steroids that worsen the disease. ...Read more

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How can you get psoriasis?

How can you get psoriasis?

Inherited: Psoriasis is generally inherited, though there are also many sporatic cases. It is an immunological condition that causes skin to be thickened and inflamed. It is not curable. Treatment is generally to contain the disease. If localized, it is generally controlled by topical steroid and vitamin d derivative creams. ...Read more

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Can i get waxed if i have psoriasis?

Can i get waxed if i have psoriasis?

Bad idea IMHO: If this is really psoriasis, any irritation is likely to make it worse. I understand that you'd like to be as attractive as possible, but natural hair is definitely nicer than inflamed scaly skin! Let it be. Until the rash is totally clear for some time, I'd allow the hair to stay. A Rx may help clear the outbreak - see a Dr for best treatment planning. ...Read more

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How did you get psoriasis?

How did you get psoriasis?

Psoriasis: No one knows for sure. Most think it is an autoimmune disorder. It can be genetic and run In families as well. Treatment is fairly easy for the most part. ...Read more

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Will psoriasis get worse if left untreated after 30 years ?

Will psoriasis get worse if left untreated after 30 years ?

Yes, no, or maybe!: One cannot predict the course. But treatment can always help. But I have many patients whose psoriasis waxes and wanes. Dry winter and too frequent bathing in cold weather, will usually always worsen skin disease! ...Read more

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Is if possible to develop psoriasis or eczema as you get older?

Is if possible to develop psoriasis or eczema as you get older?

Yes: Either of these skin conditions can develop at any time of life. Eczema occurs more often in people with other allergies like asthma and hayfever. Eczema may occur in infancy then resolve at school age and recur later in life. ...Read more

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Any ideas on where i could get cheap psoriasis meds?

Any ideas on where i could get cheap psoriasis meds?

Talk to your doctor: Most of the name brand drug manufacturers have programs to assist you if you cannot afford your medications. ...Read more

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Does guttate psoriasis get worse before it gets better?

Does guttate psoriasis get worse before it gets better?

Yes and no!: Psoriasis like images is complex way to answer verity respective of treatment is important to realize that all diseases can do the same if psoriasis players does not miss shirley the fault of the therapy read it maybe the intrinsic response of the body to the disease however most the current medication the current medications available. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of or decrease my psoriasis?

How can I get rid of or decrease my psoriasis?

Psoriasis: New medications that block an inflammatory protein called tumor necrosis factor (tnf) are becoming the treatment of choice for psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis.These include:adalimumab (humira), Etanercept (enbrel), golimumab (simponi), infliximab (remicade). ...Read more

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