Verify your email address to receive email notifications.

Verification sent. Please check your inbox to verify your address.

Unable to send verification. Please try again later.

  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Is psoriasis contagious?

    My flatemate has psoriasis so we have a lot of contact. We share the same kitchen, bathroom and sometimes she even borrows my clothes. Am I at risk for getting psoriasis?
  • Find a professional to answer your question

  • Prof Rodney Sinclair

    Dermatologist (Skin Specialist)

    Professor Sinclair is a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Melbourne and Director of Epworth Dermatology. He is past-president of the Australasian Society for … View Profile

    No.  It is a genetic condition.

    Rod Sinclair
    Professor of Dermatology
    Epworth Hospital

  • Prof Rodney Sinclair

    Dermatologist (Skin Specialist)

    Professor Sinclair is a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Melbourne and Director of Epworth Dermatology. He is past-president of the Australasian Society for … View Profile

    Psoriasis is an inflammation of the skin.  It is NOT contageous.


    Rod Sinclair
    Epworth Dermatology

answer this question

You must be a Health Professional to answer this question. Log in or Sign up .

You may also like these related questions

Ask a health question
Community Contributor

Empowering Australians to make better health choices