Manchester Dermatology Profile Page

3 Robins Lane

Dr. John Ashworth is a leading Consultant Dermatologist and is registered with the General Medical Council of Great Britian. Educated at St.Bedes College in Manchester and Manchester Medical School, he carried out his medical elective at Johnston Willis Memorial Hospital in Virginia, USA.

Dr  Ashworth has worked as a full time dermatologist since 1982 and gained specialist accreditation in dermatology from the Royal College of Physicians in 1989. He has worked thoughout the UK in many hospitals in major cities, Glasgow, London, Preston, Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester. He has a sucessful private practise based in Cheshire, UK, where he also works for the National Health Service .

Dr Ashworth has wide experience in all aspects of dermatology; skin cancer, acne, moles, psoriasis, warts, eczema, skin aging  and skin allergies. He has special interest in using the internet and information technology tools (such as digital photography) in order to provide education and online consultations for GP's and patients. He believes in raising awareness of skin conditions for the public and those in the medical profession - rapid availabillity of a consultant opinion is what he is striving to achieve.

Questions & Answers

What is psoriasis, is it infectious, will my children get it if I have it?

Psoriasis is a red skin disease - often dry and scaley - which affects about 1 person in every 50 - in other words it is very common indeed - every bus load of people you see contains one present or future sufferer. Typical sites affected are the points of the elbows and knees, the scalp and sometimes the nails become irregular. The condition is not infective and you cannot give it to anyone in that sense. Psoriasis is to a large extent genetic and there is an approximate 1 in 10 chance of your child having it at some stage in their life. If both parents have psoriasis then this chance is increased.

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