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How can you get psoriasis?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

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

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: The exact cause...

...Is unknown; but stress, skin injury, and certain medications (lithium, quinidine, and a few others) are known to trigger it into activity.
Although scientifically unproven, some of my patients say that allergies, diet and weather trigger their psoriasis. Strep infection is known to trigger a variant called guttate psoriasis.

In brief: The exact cause...

...Is unknown; but stress, skin injury, and certain medications (lithium, quinidine, and a few others) are known to trigger it into activity.
Although scientifically unproven, some of my patients say that allergies, diet and weather trigger their psoriasis. Strep infection is known to trigger a variant called guttate psoriasis.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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