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Psoriasis

Is Psoriasis a  allergic condition? What do you think?
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Psoriasis is a skin condition- not contagious or allergy-related.

It sometimes breaks out when you are under a lot of stress, or if someone in your family has it.

I was diagnosed six months ago- I'm thirteen. I'm lucky though- I only have it on the back of my neck. Although the doctor said later in life I could get it on my elbows and knees, etc.
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Hi,

Psoriasis is generally a disease of the skin and leads to development of patches of well defined scaly, flaky areas on the skin. Areas involved usually are knees, elbows, shin and extensor portions of the body.

It has a genetic and immune component related. It is not contagious.

More information on Psoriasis may be found at :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psoriasis

and

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/psoriasis/article_em.htm

Let us know if you need any further information.

Regards
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