No. Psoriasis is not contagious.
It is a non-communicable disease, which means it cannot be passed from one person to another. The disorder is a recurring condition that varies in severity from minor localized patches to complete body coverage.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that occurs when the immune system sends out signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells. There are five types of psoriasis: plaque, guttate, inverse, pustular and erythrodermic.
The most common form, plaque psoriasis, is commonly seen as red and white hues of scaly patches appearing on the top first layer of the skin. In plaque psoriasis, skin rapidly accumulates—which gives the plaques a silvery-white appearance. In contrast to eczema, psoriasis is more likely to be found on the outer side of the joint.
According to the Mayo Clinic: Psoriasis treatments can be divided into three main types: topical treatments, light therapy and systemic medications.
The various treatments aim to:
Interrupt the cycle that causes an increased production of skin cells, thereby reducing inflammation and plaque formation.
Remove scales and smooth the skin, which is particularly true of topical psoriasis treatments that are applied to the skin.
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