It is not possible to know who will get psoriasis. Since the disease is inherited, people with psoriasis in their mother and father have a higher risk of developing psoriasis, but this does not mean that the child will definitely have psoriasis. If both parents have psoriasis, the child has a 41 percent risk of developing psoriasis. If one of the parents is sick, there is a 14 percent chance that the child will have psoriasis.

If the father has the disease, psoriasis is more likely to be passed on to the child. Family psoriasis occurs in one-third of cases, but the inheritance pattern of psoriasis is still unknown. Do the medicines used continuously have an effect on the symptoms of psoriasis? Yes, some medications can be a trigger for some psoriasis patients. For example, lithium used in the treatment of psychiatric illnesses; beta blockers used for blood pressure and heart rhythm control; drugs for malaria; pregesterone hormone; iodides; interferon and some biological drugs can trigger psoriasis. When using these treatments, the disease exacerbation is very important. Therefore, the drugs used by psoriasis patients should be questioned. Just by stopping the medication that triggers it, you will be curing the disease.


Unfortunately not. Psoriasis is a chronic (chronic) disease with healing and attacks. Usually it lasts for a lifetime. The aim of treatment is to eliminate symptoms and wounds. The longer the patient lives without wounds, the more successful his treatment is. We have many local and systemic treatments to suppress the disease. Generally, these treatments keep the disease under control but do not eliminate it. Psoriasis can remain silent for years without treatment. But one day a flare-up period called ‘Pat’ may occur. Does psoriasis shorten the life span? Mild forms do not shorten life span, but severe forms can shorten by up to 5 years. It is possible to prevent this situation with early treatment. Those with psoriasis are particularly at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, hypertension, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, Crohn’s disease. If these diseases accompany, the life time of the patients may be shortened.


First of all, let’s say that psoriasis of hair does not cause hair loss. If the hair is very crusted, treatments that peel off the nacreous tissue that we call keratolytic and thin the scabs can be applied. Apart from this, treatments such as olive oil or almond oil that soften and remove the shells can be given. After the scabs are removed, local cortisone or vitamin D derivative lotions can be applied to the skin. If scalp psoriasis is very common, adversely affects the patient’s quality of life and does not respond to local treatments, comb-shaped ultraviolet therapy, oral medications and biological treatments can be used. In patients with scalp psoriasis, the use of medicines and shampoos made in pharmacies with a doctor’s prescription also helps treatment.

Nail involvement is very common in psoriasis. Sometimes it accompanies psoriasis sores, and sometimes it is seen alone. Fingernails are more affected by toenails. Nail psoriasis is highly resistant to treatment. In nail psoriasis, the nails should be protected against mechanical trauma such as bumps. Manicure and pedicure applications should not be applied because they damage the protective barrier of the nail. Nail polish applications and contact with detergents should be avoided as much as possible as they may cause chemical damage. Care should be taken to moisturize the nails correctly. Apart from these, drugs in the form of vitamin D or cortisone can be applied to the nail bed as a cream or solution. In addition, ultraviolet lights can be used in treatment. Traditional systemic drugs or biological agents may be used in some treatment-resistant patients.

Oral or injectable cortisone drugs (except a few specific forms of psoriasis) should not be used in psoriasis. These provide a rapid recovery at first, but then severe sores appear.

Treatments such as cupping and cupping create mechanical trauma in the skin. It is harmful as it will cause new psoriasis lesions in trauma areas.

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