Who can get psoriasis?
Psoriasis can affect people of any gender and age, but it occurs most often in young adults, between 15 and 35 years of age, but it can also occur in children and older adults.
Is psoriasis contagious?
No, psoriasis is not contagious. It is an autoimmune disease caused by an exaggerated response of the immune system.
Is psoriasis curable?
There is no cure for psoriasis, but treatments can control the symptoms and keep them under control.
What factors can make psoriasis worse?
Some factors that can worsen psoriasis are stress, infections, alcohol and tobacco use, some medications, cold and dry weather, and skin lesions.