How can I get psoriasis? I never came in contact with someone having psoriasis!” Rahul asked his skin doctor. He was surprised to hear this diagnosis about the skin problem that had been bothering him for months.
Rahul assumed that psoriasis spread by touch. The diagnosis started bothering Rahul. He understood that psoriasis cannot be cured and is connected to a breakdown in his immune system.
Psoriasis may look contagious but it is not. You cannot get psoriasis from touching someone who has it. Psoriasis is a chronic skin and joint disease. It develops when a person’s immune system sends faulty signals that tell the skin cells to grow too quickly. New cells form in just days rather than weeks and the body do not shed these excess skin cells.