Psoriasis is a condition leading to persistent, inflammatory skin conditions. Severe psoriasis normally covers large areas of the body. Psoriasis is not contagious, so it will not spread to other people you may come into contact with. However, psoriasis does normally occurs in families as it is an inherited condition. The immune system does play a role in the severity of psoriasis. With psoriasis, the skin replaces itself at a higher rate, causing psoriasis to occur based on a “trigger”.
A trigger that causes psoriasis to occur can be related to stress, sunlight, dry heat, and many other things. Even something as simple as a cut a few weeks ago could lead to psoriasis to trigger.
The treatment for psoriasis varies based on the severity of your condition. Some patients find relief from topical creams while others need UV treatment and systemic treatments. Contact our Ogden dermatology office for more information related to psoriasis.