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Is there anything I can do to prevent getting psoriasis?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not necessarily

It is an inherited and genetically based immunologic disease -- it can be precipitated by stress or infections though.

In brief: Not necessarily

It is an inherited and genetically based immunologic disease -- it can be precipitated by stress or infections though.
Dr. Michael Tomeo
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