Naturally, one of the first questions you ask after getting diagnosed with psoriasis may be: Is psoriasis contagious? After all, plenty of skin rashes spread through touch, like the kind impetigo can cause. While psoriasis can look like a contagious rash, it’s actually different from one in many ways. Knowing the truth about psoriasis helps push back against the stigma related to having a visible condition.

And learning a little more about psoriasis and what drives it can go a long way toward giving you the answers you need about how to manage your condition. Here’s what you need to know about psoriasis and how it spreads.

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