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Is psoriasis hereditary? Do you have family members with psoriasis or is it only you in the family?

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Chris
Chris @Chris70

Me so far,have looked and talked to others but I'm just lucky


Yolandi
Yolandi @lala07

My father has psoriasis


Leonie Mateer
Leonie Mateer @leoniemateer

Yep.. gotta say it is. My grandfather, sister and nieces have it.. Some have eczema some have psoriasis... must be in our DNA.


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Hello Flaym, Yes my mother had it,quote, i dont know her as she left when i was 6 months old, Such a lovely lady leaving me these flakes , my early inheritance gift so thoughtful :) i dont know her side of the family, i know i am the last in the family line with my name the last to flake and ache, it ends here with me :)


Michelle
Michelle @Mich

My great aunt on my dads side has it


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Hello Leonie, my friend has psoriasis if you call it that, i little flake here and there but nothing not like how i get it,his baby son has eczema but, i am suspicious that this is psoriasis or maybe will turn into psoriasis ,i do hope not :(, There seems to be a link with both,think they are fairly similar and i know dairy can set eczema off bad with people who have that


Chris
Chris @Chris70

I just hope its just me , happy with that


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

I know what you mean Chris,my ex wanted children,we werent a good combo, shes near blind,possible to get schizophrenia as her mother has that, me flakey and with joint disease,Blind child,mental illness,flaking and possible joint disease. poor child, i am sure they would hate us. i no need to worry about that now, i am flakey and free :)


Chris
Chris @Chris70

Great attitude john , my ex (we do have them ! ) knows all about it as do my boys so all aware of triggers etc so far so good 👌


Margaret R
Margaret R @margaret2023

I was diagnosed with P on my feet and hands a couple of months ago. Appeared suddenly one night! A few days later I showed my hands to my 60 yr. old son, (I live with his family now.). His comment was;
“Oh! My hands do that once in a while”. Since I lived in another part of the state, I was not aware of it, and he didn’t think it was anything to go the Dr. about! Apparently he is one lucky guy, as sometimes it is a couple of years until it appears and is over in a few weeks.


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Thank you Chris , Great, hopefully no issues with them now or in the future, :)


A
A @millionways

My father had it. His family had it. My daughters have it...


Rosey
Rosey @sue2023

No family has this,have 4 brothers one sister,mum,dad p free,my 4 adult children don't have it nor my 2 grandchildren,was my biggest fear is pass it on,seems I'm the lucky one that copped all kinds at birth,so lucky.


Justin
Justin @justin1

Mine is hereditary, my grandfather had it, I have it and so does my brother!


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

So you are a born flaker like me Sue? i was like one little flake popping out a big flake at birth :)


Erica
Erica @Eri

I come from a big family and so far I am the only winner... Have a twin sister as well. Was diagnosed after my 40th birthday. Seems not to be hereditary in my case.


popeye
popeye @el1

My Grandfather had it , my mums sister had it , my sisters daughter has it , But luckily my 5 children dont :)


Rosey
Rosey @sue2023

Haha I don't remember my birth John,but all I know was red all over ,and later went to my head only ,always flaked there,atm flakes are calmer,all is calm all is bright and I mean bright! Red as Rudolf's nose


Joyce
Joyce @joyce6

There is definitely a genetic link! I have psoriasis, my 32 yr old son has just “acquired” it and at least two of my siblings have vitiligo which is also an autoimmune condition. In addition to that my father suffered with pemphigoids (not sure of the spelling) which is also autoimmune and died from light chain myeloma which is when the white blood cells attack the bone.


Rita
Rita @rita

I’m the only one in our entire family who has it.


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

My nose is red too luckily from sunburn :)well at least you have some improvement ay Sue?, sounds like it anyway, I wouldnt remember my birth either, dont think i would want to though, I am pleased all that womb sack kept me nice and moist before i dried out when coming in the world :)


Rosey
Rosey @sue2023

Haha John,alls ok here,just want to rip my legs apart atm,client gave me lemons from her tree today,so here I go again on my own,down the loneliest road I ever gone,( had to throw that in) ,


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Well you are not lonely here Sue as we are all not :) good luck with the fresh lemons, i am getting a few today thank you :)


Karen
Karen @karen11112323

Sure is for me my mum has it as well


Rosey
Rosey @sue2023

Yep,log into this site and definitely not lonely or alone with this condition,love the wise suggestions and feedback ,no one can possibly be lonely,when there's a whole world of pple that are just like me ,that makes life easier


Rosey
Rosey @sue2023

Whose keeping a telly here? Think hereditary winning out ,but there's some that's not like me,and oh yeah no great grandmas,no aunts or anyone on both sides of my family have it,i think the borners(born with it,) are just randomly selected haha


Desley
Desley @desley

Mine was definitely hereditary. Both my mother and brother had it from a young age. I only got it at 55. My brother was really bad and had it all over and so did my mother. I was forever looking for a cure for my brother before I got it so I knew a lot about it by the time it was my turn. ☺️ He is now on injections and Psoriasis free but was definitely not prepared to change his diet or go with natural products. So far I only get patches on arms and legs and it is not itchy but I really think it would be way worse if I was not so strict with my diet and natural products. My brother scoffs at this theory of mine and says food has nothing to do with it and thinks I am dreaming about my natural products. ☺️ So far our two siblings are Psoriasis free but one of my nieces gets the odd patch.


Janice
Janice @Immy

My mother had it very bad, also my great grandfather and I have a great niece that has it.


Rosey
Rosey @sue2023

In some heredity doesn't come into it,my mum told me she drank when pregnant with me,mmm might account to why Ihave it and no one else in family?



Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

My brother and one sister has P on their elbows only but not severe at all. My eldest sister do not have P. I'm the only one whom had it so severe. My brother and sister both drink beer. Wonder if that's the reason theirs aren't severe?? Nope, I will stay with a good Merlot/Shiraz


Steve
Steve @cartermac13

1 sister, 2 nephews & supposedly my grandfather but I never noticed. I just hope to heck neither one of my grand kids get it since it can jump a generation.


Carolyn
Carolyn @carolyn947

My dad had scalp psoriasis. No other family members..mine only started after I turned 50


Dianna
Dianna @diannad

I'm the only one that has it as far as we can tell. None out in the far out family even has ever had it.


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

hhmmmm Michelle,maybe drinking beer is good for it,? lager or beer dosnt affect me so, maybe i need to drink more to find out ? skin is looking good after my weekend of camping madness with all that drinking, interesting, maybe a great healer this beer? :)


deborah
deborah @deborah4

My derm says a definitely. but you won't get it unless you add the right circumstances.


Andrew
Andrew @ac

I only know my father had it a bit.


Karin
Karin @karinm

I'm the only one I know of, and I have a large extended family. They all feel for me, but they don't understand it. I can't blame them, I don't get it myself... They may kind of get the external trouble, but describing what the inside feels like is near impossible.


P
P @polly6

I've had psoriasis for approximately 50yrs. My Father had dermatitis which strangely disappeared when he was on medication for Leukemia


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Hi P. That is very interesting. You think the meds for leukemia boosts his immune system or...?
I have more than 300 family members. My uncle had P but it just disappeared when he was in the army. Its only myself, my brother and sister who has it. Mine is the most severe. Could be the beer John but I'm not taking chances lol. If I'm not mistaken, either James or Glenn mentioned something about beer?? Please feel free to correct me :)


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Only me in Iiving memory in my family...


Maria
Maria @maria511

Nope. Not hereditary. Got it after a blood transfusion. 😥


Patricia
Patricia @patricia1976

Nobody in my family but my father had hay fever and cold sores so drs said it came from his side


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Maria, now I know why I wasn't allowed to donate blood. Wow. That is not good. I'm so sorry. I can imagine how you feel. How are you coping? We are here for you okay? I'm glad you're on Flaym as there are amazing Flaymers on here to support you x


Kerry
Kerry @kerry67

My Dad had psoriasis. I'm the youngest of 3 and resemble him the least but it got me all the same!


Mary
Mary @mary1932

I am the only one. I hope my children and grandchildren do no get it. Neither my grandparents, parents, seven siblings, 3 children, 7 grandkids and sixteen great-grandchildren have it. (Thank God), How I got it and at the age of 84, is beyond me and the doctors reasoning..I had been doing quite good on biotics but a month ago I had a terrible flare up. I am now 86 and thankful I didn't get this earlier in life.


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Well Michelle,i am thinking years ago, i was drinking like a fish in a certain time period and i was doing very well with my skin for near 2 years if you remember me saying this ? maybe i need to drink 1 beer a night and see if that makes changes in my skin? :)


Maria
Maria @maria511

Thx Michelle. Got it after a caesarean that went wrong....but its now 26 years later and I am ok. Supportive family and arranging lovely tours in SA for folks from all over the world especially suffering from psoriasis....we share experiences and do not feel self conscious because we understand....its therapeutic and most leave after two or three weeks with clearer bods! Special soaks help too!!! :)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Oh Mary, your P will improve when you are here. Depends on climate as well (I think). I'm happy to hear your children doesn't have P, it warms my heart to hear this, but my advice to you will be, to let your children know to always eat healthy, have a healthy lifestyle and don't let stress get to them. My girls know that for years and they have been adapting to my lifestyle. May you have a wibserdul happy holiday in SA.
Lol John. I remember, now I was this thinking, your beer must be doing something to your P as it doesn't get worse? Or maybe it's combined with the food you eat, Like myself and my wine? Or can it be because our diet? Which is why the alcohol doesn't affect our P? I know for a fact that turmeric has a healing affect on my immune system.


Maureen
Maureen @maureen98

My husband & I both have psoriasis but only 1 of my 4 daughters has got it.


Breda
Breda @breda4

Yes my father had it and some of my uncles and aunts (I'm Irish so big family) I have 2 sons with it and an nephew. We also inherited various other conditions from the same disease pool thyroid animea etc.


Ann
Ann @ann8670

It is in my family, but mostly cousins


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

turmeric does indeed Michelle :), i sprinkle it on my foods like a regular person sprinkling sugar on their cornflakes :)


Jeanne
Jeanne @jeanne5

Both my mother and father had psoriasis. I am the only one of my two sisters to have it. I am the eldest.


Carolyn
Carolyn @carolyn950

Not that I am familiar with. Some members diagnose themselves when I tell them about my experience. But as far as I know for sure, no one else has this issue other than me. As far as understanding, No I do not think anyone understand the pain and agony I go through trying to manage my psoriasis.


P
P @polly6

Michelle, I'm not sure if it's connected or a coincidence but he'd had it for many years and it only improved with the medication and transfusions for Leukemia


Candice
Candice @cangey

Thank heavens, only me. I wouldn’t any of my loved ones to go through this. My family is very supportive.


Barbara
Barbara @barbara4057

I believe there is psoriasis in the family. Mine is a rare form though


Jo
Jo @jo75

Yes, my daughter.


carol
carol @carol1943

No one in my family that I know of has P. Most everyone I know well enough to share P problems with is very supportive.


eric
eric @eric1946

whats the difference who had it or who didnt,, we have it,


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

So true eric, good to know i suppose just out of interest,another post added to the rest of them, :)


Jill
Jill @jilliemac

Only one in my family...no genetic connection..


Ruth
Ruth @ruth1

My mother was covered with p and my brother has a bit nothing that makes life too miserable


Rhonda
Rhonda @rhonda6

My dad had scalp psoriasis



tommy
tommy @tommyboy2

No relatives I know of have P I got it from so much stress years ago and it elevated to what comes with P!!!


Heather
Heather @heather270496

Only me, when it first showed I was a teenager, my father insisted that I caught it from a friend who came from a poor family, he was so unaccepting if anything different🙁


Linda
Linda @justicejones

This site has made me feel so much better about how to deal with psoriasis. I love people’s sense of humour, their support for each other and all of the great suggestions. Thank you all so much for sharing


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

I'm glad you feel like this Linda. This is a great site and I love being here. Love the people, the advice, humor and I have learned so much since joining. :)


Kerry
Kerry @kerry67

My Dad felt so guilty that I'd inherited P. It was the first time I saw him cry, me at 8 years old, back from the hospital armed with a pot of 'special tar cream' that was bigger than me. Dad suffered with P from a teenager; he was even 'disabled' from the Navy because of it! He was so desperate he signed up as a guinea pig in the 80's for a now well known cancer drug. It cleared his skin but he didn't live long enough to enjoy that freedom. Still breaks my heart today, 29 years after his death.


Kelli
Kelli @kelli55

My dad and his mom had it really bad. My daughter also has it mildly.


Crystal
Crystal @crys1

My Grandma got Psoriasis mildly. I got 85% severe Psoriasis since I was 14 up to now age of 58!


De
De @de

My understanding in my research is it goes from mother to son (father) to daughter. Don’t know how Accurate that is. But I do know my dad was 21 and had strep throat and after he recovered developed his psoriasis. I have rest that the strep virus causes certain types of P. I pray everyday that my sons and grandsons are spared. And the gene dies within me. But, like so many other things in life I got no control over that.


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Yes, that makes sense De. I got the gift from my mother at birth,i have heard about strep throat as well being the start of it for many,I know it will die with me ,as long as i dont take the flakes with me after i die?where ever i go? maybe the only time i would be free of it but, it could be worse :)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

We can only learn to manage it De. Our family & friends need to know that a healthy lifestyle is very important and they should learn and take in what we teach them about P. My daughters don't have P, but they know a lot about it. They stay healthy, and don't use all kind of nonsense on their skin. :)

Have a great evening :)


De
De @de

Absolutely!


DAWN
DAWN @dawn8663

No I seemed to be the only one with psoraisis, my younger sister had exzema


Lorna Penner
Lorna Penner @lornapenner

I put 1--teas,of tumerac in a pot of soup and 1/4 teas cayenne pepper..its helpful for "P"


Carolyn
Carolyn @carolyn950

Ok. Thank you Lorna. I will try this.


Susan
Susan @godcares

Just lucky old me who had it all my life... Might be genetic but not sure. I think trauma and a very chaotic life was the tipping point for me. Kind of sensitive but had to learn alot about letting stress get to me. This little girl saw too much I'm thinking. Who knows? Now... I guess it was a good thing to go through. I don't let stress be part of my life. So I feel blessed to have had psoriasis, PTSD, anxiety, etc... Now that they are gone I can use what worked for me to help others. God had a plan, as usual. :)


Jane
Jane @jane2445

I seem to be the only one but several have eczema.


Barbara
Barbara @barbo295

Yes my Uncle and Aunt have it and my Mothers Aunt had it and I have it since I was seven years old


Jose Antonio
Jose Antonio @joseantonio

I think I hereditary, in my family I'm not the only one.


Lindakay1948
Lindakay1948 @lindakay1948

Yes its on both sides of my Family..I didn't really realise P presence until late and in Full Flame on activity my feet and hands weren't functional I could barely walk I felt so depressed as I was a Nurse in a major facility..my feet ached in pain when I was in motion. I was always in motion...so simply said yes I do think in my Family at least we are predisposed to The Big P..:)


Jane
Jane @jane2445

Karin...what you said about others not knowing what it’s like from the inside hit a nerve , I totally agree with you that how you feel inside is impossible for others to understand except to someone who has P.


Karin
Karin @karinm

Thanks Jane, good for me to know I’m not the only one feeling like that!


Julie
Julie @julie9711

I have a first cousin that has psoriasis and her nephew was born with it but seems to have grown out of it - No other known relatives with Psoriasis and I'm the first with Psoriatic Arthritis


Josh
Josh @jmill12

My Dad gets s little mild eczema from time to time but I’m the only one with psoriasis


Lorna Penner
Lorna Penner @lornapenner

I know several people who had "P" but it disappeared-----just like that?? they did nothing to help it..One lady did the Tar lotion all over her body and sat in the sun in the nude,,then washed it off after and it went and never returned. Her doctor advised her to do that. She is still alive--82 or 83 now.


Maggie Chong
Maggie Chong @maggiechong

By far, only me in the family. My parents and siblings does not have psoriasis. But my aunt from my mother's family have pso. Most probably hereditary from my mother's bloodline.


Liz
Liz @lizzi

No it just happened if low or had an accident which will set it off but as fast as it comes it leaves


Lela
Lela @lelajoanna

yup. I have it in my bloodline... my grandpa's sister, mom's cousin, me and my little girl 😢😢😢


Jill
Jill @jilliemac

So fa I am the only one with P in my family...It was triggered by a beta blocker med in my early 50's... as luck would have it even changing meds did not get rid of it..Once it takes hold it never leaves...I just keep smiling because there are worse things..⚘⚘



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