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Causes & Symptoms of Psoriasis

In this video, potential psoriasis triggers or causes are spoken about, as well as symptoms of psoriasis that you need to be on the lookout for.

Psoriasis is not contagious and cannot spread to different parts of your body. Flare-ups are most likely to happen on your knees and elbows. It can also occur on the scalp and nails, but the disease can often be misdiagnosed in these locations. Symptoms of psoriasis include burning, itching, puss-filled blisters, swollen or stiff joins and dry, cracked skin that bleeds. Genetic predisposition is the greatest risk factor for developing psoriasis. Flare-ups can be caused by psoriasis triggers such as by infection, injury, stress, Lithium and certain blood pressure medications. If you begin to notice any symptoms associated with psoriasis, consult your physician.

Bobby Buka, MD

This video features Bobby Buka, MD. Dr. Buka is a section chief at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Buka is also a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and the Society for Pediatric Dermatology.

Duration: 1:34. Last Updated On: Nov. 8, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Reviewed by: Dr Mera Goodman, Preeti Parikh, MD, . Review date: Aug. 6, 2014
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