Dispelling the myths — contagious psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a disease of chronic nature, in which there are changes in the skin of different areas of the body, in some embodiments, there is a loss of nail plates and joints. Plaques which appear red with white areas of the epidermis often called scaly ringworm.


This title suggests the majority of people in Association with an infectious process and raises suspicions of psoriasis is contagious or not. But the development of psoriasis occurs on the background of psycho-emotional overload, disorders in the functioning of the endocrine and immune systems, and not due to infectious lesions.

Contagious psoriasis to others

The possibility of transmission of psoriasis from infected person to healthy, is a thorny issue. The disease can pose a serious threat to the health and at the moment belongs to the category of incurable diseases. Psoriasis is another name for psoriasis is a common disease. Despite this, the psoriasis does not belong to infectious diseases, and ringworm has only external similarity.

A patient with psoriasis poses no danger to society, frequent contacts with and stay in the same house can't be the cause of scaly lichen. The disease can occur in humans only if the existing tendency and activation of the disease on the background of any shocks the body. Communication with a person with psoriasis can be a source of purely aesthetic discomfort. The risk of psoriasis for others – a myth that has arisen on the background of a lack of awareness among people about the nature of the disease.

Myths about how psoriasis is passed from person to person

About 90% of the population does not distinguish forms of skin diseases. This is the basis for the wide spread erroneous assumptions about the nature of occurrence of psoriasis. Society assigns such psoriasis etiology:

  • fungal;
  • virus;
  • bacterial.

Based on the suspected nature of the disease, the most common myths about the risks of infection are:

  • droplet path;
  • household;
  • the infection during intercourse;
  • infection through contact with blood.
Contact with patients with psoriasis

Confirmation of contagion shows that one family can hurt them by several people. Also, in close communication with the affected person after a while psoriasis manifests itself as someone else around him.

Psoriasis – an infectious disease that is transmitted by airborne droplets

Some people tend to believe that psoriasis is the disease that can be transmitted via airborne path and to be a consequence of various infectious diseases. Theory common, but none of its medical evidence is not available. Studies in laboratories have confirmed that to get psoriasis, so it is virtually impossible and he does not belong to diseases of viral nature.

In contact with the patient from touching the hand (by household)

The myth about the transmission of psoriasis, arose on the basis of Association with a fungus as the infection of the normal ringworm occurs through contact with an infected animal or person. However, the name "psoriasis" psoriasis has been due to some visual similarity between the affected areas. Psoriasis is not an infectious disease and cannot be transmitted to a healthy person through everyday – when you touch a hand to peel off part of the skin.

Sexual transmission

Sexual contact with a person whose skin are scaly red areas that resemble ringworm, is invalid for many because of their lack of awareness about psoriasis. Psoriasis is not a disease that is transmitted sexually and it doesn't threaten the partner in the case of intimate contact. Thus, the pleasure received during sex, increased synthesis of endorphins, it positively affects the General condition of a person and improves the functioning of the nervous system. Permanent partner is an important step in the adaptation of the sick person in a normal life. In 50% of cases of sexual satisfaction affects the success of adjusting to a new lifestyle, which is dictated by the disease. Socialization of people with scaly ringworm is an important task, as emotional and mental stiffness is characteristic of patients that can lead to complex emotional disorders.

Psoriatic disease

You can get sick in the process of patient care

Contact way of transmission is characteristic for many kinds of skin diseases that come from pathogens. Using bedding and contact with them can be transferred to bacteria, fungi and viruses. When you touch the patient with a rash to different objects, scales can get on things, but contact with them is not threatening the health of others. The disease is caused by disorders of speed of cell division and he has no infectious etiology. In the process of caring for someone who is infected with psoriasis get sick it is impossible, in the absence of hereditary predisposition to the ailment. Pathology it is impossible to become infected and upon touching the skin, as psoriasis is not passed household and airborne paths. The patient does not pose a threat to others and even in close body contact with them, to disease cannot be. Psoriasis is an immune pathology in chronic types of flow. The disease lowers quality of life, and ways to achieve full recovery there, but with adequate treatment it is possible to achieve long-term remission, the duration of which is calculated in years. If psoriasis is complemented by a staph or fungal infection, the pathogens remain on household items. Upon contact with them, healthy people, is transmitted exclusively pathogenic microorganisms, but not psoriasis.

By blood

Hemo-contact way of infection is characteristic of hepatitis B and C, HIV infection and other pathologies, which are mainly provoked by viruses. Of Contracting such diseases is possible through blood transfusion, non-sterile med.tools, needles in the tattoo parlor, insect bites and in utero – is a transfer from mother to fetus. In the study provoking the disease to identify possible factors that psoriasis is not transmitted through the blood as it triggers the infection, and the genetic code in 9 loci and disorders of cell division of the epidermis. Doctors confirmed that psoriasis is not able to be transmitted to a healthy person who is suffering from psoriasis, regardless of the intensity of the contact.


If passed, the disease is inherited or not

Psoriasis is not passed on genetically to the full, but only tendency. Also, each patient's own psoriasis, as there are many varieties of the disease, which have differences in the characteristics of the course and therapy. The presence of predisposition at the gene level, the body reacts to any trigger the disease factors varies. Psoriatic disease also has different manifestations in women, men and children. The program "the gene of psoriasis" from a child's parent is a proven scientific fact – about 50% of children whose parents are sick with psoriasis, also have a tendency to it. With the disease of 1 of the parents, psoriatic pathology is diagnosed in 10-25% of children. The disease is not able to give themselves up to 30-35 years, and to develop only in old age or in the elderly – when immune mechanisms are weakened, and metabolic processes in the body are not as intense. The tendency is already present in the genetic code of the fruit – it already has some "defective" genes that shape it in the body of a child to this disease. Genetics at the moment haven't discovered a way to stop this transfer "psoriasis genes" from one generation to the next.

What is psoriasis: the real cause of the

At the moment, doctors suggest that psoriatic disease is a specific reaction of the organism to stimuli of the environment, the result of which causes the formation of plaques and the total erosion of the skin. According to scientists, psoriasis can be triggered by the following adverse factors and effects on the body:

  1. Genetic predisposition of the child, which is caused by the presence of "psoriasis genes" someone from blood relatives.
  2. Disease of an infectious nature.
  3. Adverse, often – cold climate in the region of residence.
  4. Disorders of metabolic processes in the body.
  5. The abuse of alcohol-containing products, long experience of Smoking, intake of drugs, toxic substances.
  6. Immunodeficiency, which can be observed not only as an independent phenomenon, but also occur during gestation, puberty, climacteric period.
  7. Prolonged contact with aggressive chemical compounds, including chemotherapy, burns.

Often psoriatic disease appears in people with high health and strong body, at least – still doctors like clinical cases have been recorded. However, the doctors indicate that there are factors that could potentially be the trigger of the disease even in a healthy person. Such factors include the adverse effects and States:

  • thin and overly dry skin;
  • constant stress;
  • excessive hygiene, which inhibits the natural protection of the skin;
  • addiction – tobacco, drug and the like;
  • long-term use of pharmacological drugs;
  • the tendency to allergic reactions;
  • frequent serious injuries.

In most options, wanton aggravation of the disease and its manifestation in a healthy person is impossible. Often manifestations of psoriasis causes a combination of several negative impacts on the body, which becomes a trigger onset of the disease or its relapse. The disease is manifested regardless of age, but there is a pattern – the sooner psoriatic disease manifested itself, the more the consequences and complications of its course is in humans.

Principles of treatment of disease at home

To completely eliminate the disease does not work even with the expensive and intensive treatment. In most options, psoriatic manifestations occur again after a long period of remission. Nevertheless, therapy of psoriasis and to maintain a state of remission for several years at home possible, as well as getting rid of the acute symptoms and cleansing of the skin of the papules and plaques. The key principle of home treatment is the monitoring of disease progression and prevention of complications of psoriasis. Treat the pathology house possible using the following means:

  • ointments, creams;
  • lotion;
  • shampoo – in case of lesions of the scalp;
  • baths with infusions;
  • decoctions;
  • powders.
Blood-contact way of infection

However, to use any means including on the basis of natural components, you want to consult with your specialist. Advice to minimise potential risks of complications by reason of use of unsuitable medicines. All treatment options are aimed at relief and disease remission. In the case of home treatment is required to monitor compliance with all these rules, which are such recommendations:

  1. During the period of therapy local application is required to protect skin and nails from drying out. It is relevant subject to the application baths. Also, be sure to use a moisturizer that helps to save the natural moisture of the skin.
  2. In milder stages of the disease it is undesirable to apply the powerful medicines, as psoriasis responds well to the effects of herbal medicinal products.
  3. To achieve the best therapeutic effect before applying the medication to the skin is required to carefully clean it from scales and crusts.
  4. Desirable to simultaneously apply several drugs because they drug interactions can give unpredictable results, and to identify the most effective drug will be difficult.
  5. Required to consistently follow a certain recipe and treatment regimens at home.
  6. In the case of air and sun baths are required to read carefully the reaction of the drug used to similar effect – after using some medicines do not expose the treated area prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.
  7. It is important to stick to the routine and diet. You want to defeat the addiction, so the therapeutic effect may be neutralized or weakened by alcohol, substances contained in tobacco products. You need to look at my own closet to wear clothes only from natural fabrics.
  8. After completion of the course requires a break. The more powerful the drug was used, the longer should be the interval before resuming its use.

The observance of these rules enhances the therapeutic effect. Also, these recommendations help to avoid complications and negative effects caused by hazardous drugs. The basic rule – a regular visit to the attending specialist and the physician rating the patient's current condition.