FAQ Category: Psoriasis FAQs

Does exfoliating make psoriasis worse?

It can make it worse. Exfoliating with a scrub or loofah will get rid of dead skin cells and cause irritation to delicate skin that may cause new psoriasis patches.

Can I spread psoriasis by scratching?

Psoriasis flare-ups are triggered by something. Scratching a psoriasis rash does not cause it to spread from one location to another. However, it may slow the healing process.

Is psoriasis stress related?

Stress can be a common trigger for a psoriasis flare. It can also make the itch worse. Stress management is particularly important if you suffer from psoriasis.

Why do I suddenly have psoriasis?

The immune system and genetics play major roles in developing psoriasis but there are usually triggers that initiate flares. The autoimmune process causes the skin cells to shed at an abnormally fast rate, which causes the buildup of thick, red, scaly plaques. Some common triggers of psoriasis flares are illnesses that weaken the immune system …

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Can psoriasis be permanently cured?

There is treatment that can help you feel better. You may need topical, oral, or body-wide treatments. Even with severe psoriasis, these methods are the best options to manage it. At this time there is no cure for psoriasis since it is a chronic skin condition.

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