Types of Psoriasis
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“There are five known types of psoriasis with the most common form being Plaque. Other forms of psoriasis include Guttate, Pustular, Inverse and Erythrodermic. What does psoriasis look like? Well pictures of psoriasis would show that each of these types varies in appearance and where they are located on the skin. Let’s take a closer look at them.
Plaque is common among those who suffer from psoriasis. It is so common that eighty percent of psoriasis patients have this form of the disease. Pictures of Plaque psoriasis clearly shows that is usually located on one’s elbows, knees and lower back area. It looks like raised, red patches which are coated with dead skin which looks silver white in color.
Psoriasis pictures would show that Guttate psoriasis appears like small red spots which could well be mistaken for chicken pox. It usually plagues those children and adolescents and it attacks the body without warning. Respiratory infections, tonsillitis and stress have been listed as the main contributors for this form of psoriasis with the biggest culprit being strep throat.
Adults are more susceptible to this form of psoriasis. Usually seen on the hands and feet of a psoriasis patient, psoriasis pics would confirm that Pustular it on the form of blisters with whiteheads. This level of disease can also be spread to the entire body and commences with redness of the skin followed by scaling and pustules. This type of psoriasis can be brought on by a series of things including pregnancy, internal and topical medications as well as stress to name a few. Even being overexposed to UV light can bring on this stage of the disease.
The flare of Inverse psoriasis can be found under one’s armpits, breasts, buttocks and groin and other places on the body where the skin folds. The early stage of Inverse psoriasis has an appearance of red lesions that are not scaly but has a shiny look.
Redness of the skin, excruciating itching and pain are clear signs that one has developed Erythrodermic psoriasis. This form of the disease is present all over the body and it can get to a critical stage where you may have to call your doctor immediately. This stage of the disease can cause one to get very sick, ill enough to get an infection which may lead to pneumonia and heart failure.”
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