Frequently asked questions

Can stress worsen psoriasis symptoms? Plus Icon

Yes, stress can potentially worsen psoriasis symptoms.

Many people with psoriasis notice that their symptoms, such as the appearance of plaques, redness, and itchiness, can flare up during periods of increased stress.

While stress does not cause psoriasis, it can act as a trigger or exacerbating factor for flare-ups in individuals who already have the condition.

Stress hormones, such as cortisol, may also play a role in triggering or aggravating psoriasis symptoms.

Is psoriasis contagious? Plus Icon

No, psoriasis is not contagious. It is a non-communicable condition, meaning it cannot be transmitted from person to person through direct contact, touching, or sharing items.

Is there a cure for psoriasis? Plus Icon

While there is no cure for psoriasis, treatment aims to manage symptoms, reduce inflammation, and slow down the rapid skin cell turnover.

What triggers psoriasis flare-ups? Plus Icon

Certain environmental factors, such as infections, trauma to the skin (like cuts or sunburns), or certain medications, can trigger psoriasis or exacerbate existing symptoms.

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