Is psoriasis contagious?

Genetic predisposition and immunological changes play a huge role in the development of psoriasis. Until now, the exact cause of the development of psoriasis is very difficult to establish, it is assumed that the disease is caused by genetic factors and is inherited.

People often feel insecure and fearful when they see people with psoriasis. For the most part, this is due to the fact that many encounter it for the first time and are afraid of contracting this disease. But it is worth knowing that psoriasis is a chronic non-communicable disease. Neither communication with the patient, nor contact with the affected skin, nor the use of common objects can lead to infection with psoriasis.

Many mistake psoriasis for a viral or fungal infection, scabies. The occurrence of psoriasis causes the rapid division of the keratinocyte of the patient himself, and not pathogens, so psoriasis is not transmitted to others.
Many patients consider it necessary to briefly explain to their new acquaintances what psoriasis is and that it is not contagious. Armed with certain knowledge, people suffering from psoriasis will be able to clearly explain that this disease is not contagious – this is the most important thing to start a conversation with.

Psoriasis is an insidious disease, it can gradually spread throughout the body, capturing different parts of the skin. The first foci of the disease can occur anywhere, but, as a rule, it appears more often in certain areas of the skin, in most psoriasis the course is more or less similar, but still each case is individual. Treatment of psoriasis in Moscow, in the PsorMak dermatological clinic , is the most effective and fastest way for you to overcome the disease.

The most common places where psoriasis occurs are the elbows, knees, torso and scalp. The doctor usually examines all places typical for the onset of psoriasis, even if there is only one focus of the disease. But psoriasis can appear on an area of the skin where it has been damaged, such as scratched or damaged. In most cases, the spread of psoriasis throughout the body occurs symmetrically, although in some patients there are only one or two foci of the disease.

There are other forms of psoriasis that affect the armpits and groin, pustular psoriasis, palmar-plantar psoriasis, guttate psoriasis can also occur. As a rule, a patient has one type of psoriasis, but several types of psoriasis occur at once in one patient. An analysis for psoriasis helps to identify the causes and choose the right therapy tactics that allow you to quickly stop the symptoms of the disease and prolong remission for the maximum possible time.
In severe forms of the disease, when more than 90% of the body surface is affected, the body’s ability to retain moisture and fight infections is impaired.

event_note May 3, 2022

account_box Dr. Peter B Milburn

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