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Psoriasis

Introduction

Names:

Psoriasis

Medical category:

Dermatology

Communicability:

Not contagious

Common among:

-

Medical diagnosis:

Required

Heritability:

Heritable

Medical treatment:

Available

Chronic:

Yes

Permanent cure:

Not available

What is psoriasis? What are the signs and symptoms?

Psoriasis is a common chronic skin disorder characterized by red, itchy and thickened patches that may turn into silvery scales. The condition tends to get better and worsen periodically. Psoriasis is not contagious. Read more about Symptoms & Complications of Psoriasis

What causes psoriasis?

The exact causes of psoriasis is unknown, but it is believed to be hereditary and may be triggered or worsened by various factors, such as injury, the use of certain medications, infection, stress, alcohol, and tobacco. Read more about Causes & Triggers of Psoriasis

Can psoriasis be treated? How?

There is currently no cure for psoriasis, but treatments are available to relieve some suffering. Careful and consistent management is necessary to prevent the condition from getting worse. Read more about Psoriasis Treatments

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All information provided on this page is general and meant for educational purposes only.
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