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Is psoriasis contagious?

Is psoriasis contagious?

No: Psoriasis affects up to 3% of the population, is common, has many presentations and levels of severity and is not contagious. ...Read more

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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Is dandruff contagious?

Is dandruff contagious?

No: Dandruff is caused by flaking of (usually dry) scalp. It is not a contagious condition. ...Read more

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What is scalp psoriasis.

What is scalp psoriasis.

See details.: Psoriasis involving the scalp. Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin rash that is red and scaly. ...Read more

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Is dermatitis very contagious?

Is dermatitis very contagious?

Depends on what kind: Depends on what kind of dermatitis. That's a very nonspecific term for any rash of the skin. Sone rashes are infectious in nature such as tinea corporis (ringworm) or impetigo (staph infection). ...Read more

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Is eczema very contagious?

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Is eczema very contagious?

No: No. Eczema is an inherited condition with impaired skin barrier resulting in inflammation, causing redness and itching. ...Read more

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Scalp psoriasis.What is treatment?

Scalp psoriasis.What is treatment?

Scalp psoriasis: Daily shampooing with a good dandruff shampoo is helpful. There are prescription lotions containing corticosteroids which are also very helpful. If you scalp psoriasis is very severe, strong medications taken internally may be needed. ...Read more

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Is folliculitis contagious?

Is folliculitis contagious?

No.: "no" to other people, but may be "yes" to yourself-it might spread from one area to another. ...Read more

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Is ringworm contagious?

Is ringworm contagious?

Yes: Yes, so it needs to be treated with an antifungal cream. Try an over the counter product until you can see a medical professional. ...Read more

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Can tenia versicolor spread? Is it contagious?

Can tenia versicolor spread?  Is it contagious?

Not contagious: This is a common fungal infection of the skin with very minimal symptoms and it can slowly spread on your body, but it is not considered a contagious disease. It affects susceptible individuals, but otherwise not a communicable illness. It often spread over body and more visible during summer months because normal skin can tan while affected areas can't, thus the constrast. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Skin rash, roseola or psoriasis--what is difference?

Skin rash, roseola or psoriasis--what is difference?

Roseola: Roseola is a viral infection suffered by toddlers . The skin rash usually appears after a child's temperature has normalized after having had fever for several days, they look like tine red dots first noted on the torso and eventually spreading to the rest of the body. Psoriasis is an inherited lifelong skin condition that it is not contagious like roseola (only to toddlers).. ...Read more

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Is ringworm on the scalp curable?

Is ringworm on the scalp curable?

Usually: Ringworm is actually a fungal infection (not a worm) of the skin. You can treat it with over the counter antifungals such as Clotrimazole cream (and there are many others). Clean the area, dry it and then apply the cream several times per day. If it persists longer than about 2 weeks, you might want to see a dermatologist for alternative applications. ...Read more

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Is ringworm a contagious disease?

Is ringworm a contagious disease?

Yes, somewhat: Ringworm is a fungal skin infection, often shaped like a circle on the skin. The fungus is contagious and can be passed from person to person, person to objects, and objects to persons. However, it is not known how much contact it takes to develop the rash. Many times, only one person in the family has the rash. A person usually has the rash on one part of the body, but not the rest of the body. ...Read more

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Is psoriasis transferable?

Is psoriasis transferable?

No: Psoriasis is not contagious , and can't be transferred from one person to another. ...Read more

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Is Pitiriasis roscea contagious?

Is Pitiriasis roscea contagious?

No evidence that is: Pityriasis rosea is a rash usually on the trunk, upper part of the body of red streaky spots often in a Christmas tree type of distribution. Cause is unknown; it is not contagious; usually there are no symptoms, or slight itchy; comes and goes mysteriously, and may last about six weeks. Not serious, and no evidence that it is related to any serious internal disease. ...Read more

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Is pediculosis contagious?

Is pediculosis contagious?

YES!: Vector transmission occurs when lice are spread through inanimate objects. For instance the lice can be on brushes, combs, hats, headphones, scarves, sweaters, coats, bedding, towels, upholstered furniture, carpet, stuffed toys & seats in a variety of areas. ...Read more

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Is lupus contagious?

Is lupus contagious?

No: While the absolute cause of lupus is unknown, likely a combination of a genertic predisposition to develop autoimmune disease and some environmental trigger. It is not contagious. ...Read more

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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease that causes itchy, thickened, skin lesions on the skin, nail changes, and occasionally joint arthritis. ...Read more


Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more