Psoriasis is a chronic disease and although not contagious, it causes discomfort and stigma among those who suffer from psoriasis. This disease is often confused with dandruff. According to the Mexican Ministry of Health, psoriasis mainly affects the skin, although it usually also appears on the nails, joints, eyes, and on certain occasions involves psoriasis in other organs.
In Mexico about 3 percent of the population suffers from psoriasis and this is some data that you should know.
Things you should know
It is not contagious
Regardless of what is thought, this disease does not represent the risk of infection because it is a disease that is immune to itself.
This is confused with other diseasess
This disease can be confused with fungi, rashes or dandruff and therefore gets a bad diagnosis.
This develops at any age
Although usually more common in adulthood, because stress is a trigger for the onset of disease.
Psoriasis is a disease that is far more frequent than we think. For this reason, new types of drugs continue to appear.
➡️ In this article we take pictures of the current treatment panorama in our country: https://t.co/mp19amUlha pic.twitter.com/6lJuxXJHN0
– Action Psoriasis (@accionpsoriasis)
December 28, 2018
Cortisone may not be used
Cortisone can relieve symptoms for a while, but after a week the rash will return stronger.
Different treatments on the market promise to end the disease but may be counterproductive, so it is advisable to see a doctor for any symptoms.
Lack of information about diseases makes people believe that it is contagious, which causes job loss, among others.