Expert Advice: Can I stop my kids from getting psoriasis?
Steven Feldman, MD, PhD, is a professor of pathology and dermatology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
CorbisQ: I have psoriasis — is there anything I can do to make sure my kids dont get it?
A: No. While the children of people with psoriasis are at higher risk of getting psoriasis (after all, it is caused in large part by genes), medical science currently has no way of preventing the disease.