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Can psoriasis be spread?

Can psoriasis be spread?

Yes: It is not contagious but new spots can develop on presently normal skin. A number of factors can be triggers including stress, strep infection, or wheat allergy. More extensive cases can be treated with ultraviolet light, internal medications or biologics. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

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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Could psoriasis spread genetically to my children and also my wife?

Could psoriasis spread genetically to my children and also my wife?

Children yes wife no: To your children, yes. There is a strong genetic component to psoriasis, though it is thought to be triggered by various factors, meaning it is not 100% certain that your children will have it.

To your wife, no. It is not a contagious disease.

Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What makes psoriasis spread and why do I have cronic itching with it?

What makes psoriasis spread and why do I have cronic itching with it?

Psoriasis can itch: There are many things that can make psoriasis spread and flare. Stress, smoking, alcohol, some medications, scratching, some infections (strep throat). Psoriasis can also be very itchy. If you are not seeing a dermatologist for your psoriasis, you should be. They can be very helpful in managing this difficult chronic disease. Remember, psoriasis has no cure. Bummer, I know. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of psoriasis, especially before it spreads?

How can I get rid of psoriasis, especially before it spreads?

Control, not cure: There is as yet no cure for psoriasis, but we have lots of options for controlling it. "before it spreads" suggests that you only have it on localized areas, which means topical steroid creams and vitamin d derivatives may be all you need. If not, there are ultraviolet light treatments, oral drugs like soriatane, methotrexate, and cyclosporine, and biologic drugs like enbrel, humira, and stelara (ustekinumab). ...Read more

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How to determine if it is athletes foot, eczema, or psoriasis. I have been told all 3. It does spread, itches, and has small fluid filled bubbles.

How to determine if it is athletes foot, eczema, or psoriasis. I have been told all 3. It does spread, itches, and has small fluid filled bubbles.

Athletes foot: This may also be a vesicular tinea pedis (athletes foot). You may need to have a skin scraping done to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I've had dry looking skin on a knuckle on my right hand I put lotion on it and it seems to not go away I am starting to get worried it might be psoriasis and that it can potentially spread.?

I've had dry looking skin on a knuckle on my right hand I put lotion on it and it seems to not go away I am starting to get worried it might be psoriasis and that it can potentially spread.?

Many possibilities.: There is no way to know what it is without looking at it. If it persists or worsens, let a dermatologist look at it, make a proper diagnosis, and prescribe appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a birth mark on the back of my neck that over the past few years has became inflammed itchy red dry and flaky II have used t gel moistures olux foam and several others and nothing works. A doctor told me it was psoriasis but it does not spread

I have a birth mark on the back of my neck that over the past few years has became inflammed itchy red dry and flaky II have used t gel moistures olux foam and several others and nothing works. A doctor told me it was psoriasis but it does not spread

A biopsy may clarify: Psoriasis may not necessarily spread over long periods of time, so a lack of spread doesn't rule psoriasis out. A biopsy can help sort out psoriasis look-alikes from the real thing, and a combination of coal tar and light therapy with a dermatologist might clear it up for you. ...Read more

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I have a little vitiligo on my glans that never spreaded with time. Father has psoriasis. Now I have neck and joint pain. Autoimmune disease?

I have a little vitiligo on my glans that never spreaded with time. Father has psoriasis. Now I have neck and joint pain. Autoimmune disease?

Not necessarily: Most joint pains are not from autoimmune disease but from osteoarthritis. However if the joints involved are swollen and warm, then an autoimmune disease is possible. At this point, if Naproxen relieves the joint problem, you may continue with it. But if the problem gets worse, consult your doctor or a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What is psoriasis?

Skin condition: Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition probably on an autoimmune basis. ...Read more

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What causes psoriasis?

Inherited: Psoriasis is an inherited inflammatory condition that waxes and wanes. Treatment is generally directed towards control of symptomatic flares. Although no cure, there are many treatment options to help you stay reasonably clear. These include topical steroids, vitamin d derivatives, oral medications, phototherapy and biologics. Your doctor will recommend treatment based on the extent of disease. ...Read more

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How to cure psoriasis?

How to cure psoriasis?

Sorry but you don't: Sorry but we don't currently have a cure for psoriasis. We can offer various treatments to help you get the symptoms under control but that's not the same as curing you of this condition. Check out https://www. Psoriasis. Org/ and http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/psoriasis/ds00193 for more info on this condition. Then chat w/your dermatologist about what's right for you. ...Read more

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How to cure psoriasis?

No cure exists: And probably will not in our lifetimes. There are many ways to manage it with medications, including the new biotech stuff. ...Read more

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Is all psoriasis alike?

Psoriasis alike: Psoriasis can be mild or severe; it can affect only one part of the skin; it can affect the nails; it can aggect the genital; it can affect the mucous membranes. It can affect the scalp. It can itch; it can burn. It truly id a heartbreak. ...Read more

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Does psoriasis go away?

Does psoriasis go away?

YES, remission: Remission of psoriasis is possible but usually depends upon the severity : so the more severe cases may be less likely to resolve completely but may improve over time. It is best to see a dermatologist and follow their treatment plan. ...Read more

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How common is psoriasis?

How common is psoriasis?

2 percent: About 2 per cent of the population have psoriasis, most have a mild case which can be treated with cream only. More extensive cases can be helped with laser, sunlsmp or internal drugs. ...Read more

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How is psoriasis treated?

Anti-inflammatories: Modulating anti-inflammatory medications such as corticosteroids and coal tar. Light therapy is also helpful for dermal symptoms. ...Read more

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Is psoriasis transferable?

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

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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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Do foods affect psoriasis?

PSORIASIS: No. Cause is unknown. Triggers are: truma, infection, certain drugs. ...Read more

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What is contact psoriasis?

See details: This is really a form of contact dermatitis. It is a skin rash that results usually from an allergic reaction and that rash resembles psoriasis. ...Read more

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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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Is there cure of psoriasis?

No: While there are effective topical and systemic treatments for psoriasis, there is no permanent cure. Some patients seem to have spontaneous remission, which can last indefinitely. ...Read more

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How does psoriasis develop?

Don't know: The cause of psoriasis is still unknown. Many theories, no final answer. Genetics have been suspected, but twins’ studies showed no clear conclusion. Alternation of immune system or autoimmune disorder has been favored. Recent popular regimens like biologics are based on such understanding and actually presenting very promising results. Infection has been a known cause of certain type of psoriasis. ...Read more

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How do you treat psoriasis?

See a dermatologist: There is a med school right in your town. You will not need to look far. Steroid creams are basic. There are a variety of other things. You need an individual evaluation. It is not your diet, not your nerves, not an allergy, not contagious. It is a genetic trait. ...Read more