No, people with psoriasis do not get sick more easily than people who do not have psoriasis. While psoriasis can compromise the body’s immune system functions, research has actually shown that it may also protect against certain types of infection.
For example, it has been found that people with psoriasis are less likely to be diagnosed with some types of skin infections such as impetigo and tinea corporis.
Despite this protective benefit, it is important for people with psoriasis to take extra care to practice good hygiene and maintain healthy habits such as washing hands regularly, eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of rest, and avoiding contact with people who have contagious illnesses.
Additionally, people with psoriasis are encouraged to take advantage of vaccinations to protect themselves from diseases like the flu, which can make psoriasis symptoms worse. In some cases, topical treatments and medications may also help reduce the risk of infections.