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Psoriasis: Facts

Facts About Psoriasis

  • Psoriasis is a chronic disease. It goes into remission from time to time and flares up sometimes.
  • There is no cure for psoriasis.
  • Psoriasis is not a contagious condition.
  • Psoriasis is not life threatening at most of the times, but it causes lot of problems.
  • Psoriasis may affect any part of the skin, including nails.
  • Psoriasis may be inherited.
  • Stress is one of the common triggers of psoriasis.
  • Keeping skin well moisturized may soothe the inflamed skin.
  • Steroids are the common treatment for psoriasis, but they cannot be used for a long time.
  • Sometimes, psoriasis may go into remission even without any treatment.
  • Psoriasis may cause arthritis.
  • Nails affected by psoriasis are very difficult to treat.

Article created on: September 12, 2006

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