Expert busts some common myths about psoriasis

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Psoriasis is a skin condition that leads to itchy rashes and scaly patches, most commonly on the knees, elbows, trunk and scalp. It’s a long-term disease with no cure, according to Mayo Clinic.

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While a lot is known about the disease, there are still several misconceptions about psoriasis. Ayurvedic expert Dr Nitika Kohli busts some common myths about this skin disease. Read on:

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Myth: It's contagious.

 Fact: Dr Kohli said that psoriasis is not contagious.

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Myth: Only adults get psoriasis.

Fact: "People of any age can have psoriasis," she said.

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Myth: There is no treatment for psoriasis.

Fact: The expert highlighted that there are safe and effective Ayurvedic treatments for the condition.

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Myth: You can't blame the family tree.

Fact: The condition can be genetic and run in families.

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