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My psoriasis journey

I have had red patches on my scalp for years that occasionally extend to my temples. I have attributed this to minerals, and salt in well water. However, I discovered recently that my birth mother had psoriasis, and in fact died from the medications she took for it. I now also have red, scaly patches on parts of my face. Is psoriasis genetic? Should I get tested? It is very minor at this point.

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  • PallaveeTrehan moderator
    2 weeks ago

    Hi @parismk, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thank you for chiming in to share your story, our hope is that others are able to connect through shared experiences. The exact causes of psoriasis are complex and still not fully understood, though research has shown that psoriasis develops from a combination of genetic factors, environmental triggers, and immune system dysfunction. Have you spoken to a doctor about your symptoms? I wanted to share an article that dives into more details about the connection between psoriasis and genetics: https://plaquepsoriasis.com/?p=6137. I hope you find this information helpful. We are always here for you! Warmly, Pallavee (PlaquePsoriasis.com Team Member)

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