Q: Is psoriasis contagious? Can it spread to other parts of my body?
No, psoriasis is not contagious. Psoriasis cannot be transmitted in any way, form, or fashion. A person can only inherit this condition. Therefore, neither direct, indirect, or air-borne transmission will cause another individual to ‘catch’ psoriasis. Even with the countless blood transfusions that have taken place, there has been no transference of psoriasis in this manner.
When the condition is severe, psoriasis can spread to other parts of your body. For less severe cases, however, the condition is not likely to spread and will instead remain localized to specific areas in the body, such as elbows, knees, feet, or hands.