Psoriasis and cold sores top the list of stigmatized skin conditions, a new survey indicates, but experts say much of the ill will directed at sufferers is misguided. Surveying 56 people, Boston researchers found that nearly 61 percent wrongly thought psoriasis — which produces widespread, scaly red skin lesions — looked contagious, and about nine in 10 said they would pity a person who had it. Psoriasis is a skin condition which tends to flare up from time to time. However, it is thought that stress can contribute to a flare-up of psoriasis in some people. I thought psoriasis was a skin condition. DEAR READER: Psoriasis (pronounced so-RYE-uh-sis) is named for an ancient Greek word meaning an itchy or scaly condition.
Usually most medical researchers think of psoriasis as immune disorder therefore psoriasis is usually thought of as a long term skin disorder. We don’t think it has to be this way as the body’s immune system can be changed. Although considered a single disease, psoriasis has several morphologic expressions and a full range of severity. Although psoriasis patients are typically thought to be at decreased risk of cutaneous infection, those with erythrodermic psoriasis may be at risk for Staphylococcus aureus septicemia as a result of their compromised skin barrier therefore it is important for emergent evaluation by a dermatologist. Skin problems & treatments guide. It was once thought that psoriasis was a contagious disease, so people with the condition suffered the same social stigma as those with leprosy – and the two conditions were sometimes confused.
Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory condition of the skin in which both genetic and environmental factors are thought to be an influence. There are five clinical subtypes, each with unique signs and symptoms, but is generally characterized by thick, red skin with overlying silver-white patches called scales, referred to as psoriatic plaques. Outbreaks of the disease are also thought to be caused by certain triggers, such as injuries to the skin. Some experts believe that a variety of environmental factors can also aggravate or cause symptoms. Ciara has Psoriasis a skin condition that causes red, flaky patches of skin. I thought people would tell me to wise up and get on with things after it happened.
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Surveying 56 people, Boston researchers found that nearly 61 percent wrongly thought psoriasis — which produces widespread, scaly red skin lesions — looked contagious, and about. Some skin conditions have a psychological dimension that may need to be addressed, too. But communication through the skin is thought by many to be central to the development of feelings about the self and the world. Psoriasis can run in families and there is thought to be a genetic element to the condition. I thought I must be imagining the connection between wheat and psoriasis. Chronic skin complaints such as psoriasis or eczema (formally known as atopic dermatitis) may occur due to genetic, environmental or lifestyle influences, or a combination of the three. It is thought that several genes interact to determine occurrence of psoriasis in ways that are not fully understood; around thirty-six different loci that correspond to psoriasis susceptibility have been found on the chromosomes. Psoriasis is a persistent skin disease that takes its name from the Greek word for itch. But there are lots of diseases thought to be autoimmune for which an antigen is not known.