Symptoms and Types of psoriasis

In psoriasis the skin becomes inflamed and red eruptions appear on the surface of the skin that begin to itch excessively. These areas form thickened areas (plaques) that are covered with silvery scales over the reddened lesions. The skin at the joints may crack sometimes.

Psoriasis most often occurs on the elbows, knees, scalp, lower back, palms, and soles of the feet. The disease may also affect the fingernails and toenails.

There are many variants and types of psoriasis. Although psoriasis may affect any area of the body, it is most commonly found on the scalp, elbows, knees, hands, feet, and genitals.

Types of psoriasis :

Psoriasis has many variants. The common ones are as follows :

Plaque psoriasis :

  • Raised, inflamed, red lesions(plaques) covered in a silvery white scale
  • Typically found on the elbow, scalp, knees and lower back. However it apperar any where on the surface of the body
  • Plaques are typically itchy, sore(or both)
  • Skin around the joints maycrck and bleed in severe case.
Plaque psoriasis

Pustular psoriasis :

  • Pustules appear across a wide area of skin.
  • Pustules develop rapidly. The pus is made up of white blood cells. The pus is not affected Within a couple of days the pustules dry and peel off, after which the skin is shiny and smooth.
  • Pustules may appear in cycles of weeks or even in few days. At the start of a cycle the patient may experience fever, chills, fatigue, and weight loss.
  • Pustules may appear on the sole of feet or the palm of the hands.
  • Pustules develop into round, brown, scaly sports.
Pustular psoriasis

Erythrodermic psoriasis :

  • The most uncommon form of psoriasis
  • Whole body can be covered with a fiery red rash.
  • There is usually intense itching.
  • There is a typically an intense burning sensation.
  • There is widespread inflammation.
  • There is widespread ex foliation, during which time itching,burning and swelling is more severe.
Erythrodermic psoriasis

Guttate psoriasis :

  • Sometimes known as teardrop psoriasis or rain drop psoriasis.
  • Plaques are usually small ,no more than 1 cm in diameter.
  • Plaques are fairly widespread. They may develop anywhere in body, except the soles of the feet and palms of the hands.Most commonly it affects chest, arms, legs.
  • usually occurs after a step infection(throat infection) and is more common among teenagers and children.
  • there is a good like hood that the Guttate psoriasis eventually disappear completely.However some time young patient also develop psoriasis
Guttate psoriasis

Inverse psoriasis :

  • More common among over weight/obese individuals.
  • As opposed to plaque psoriasis, inverse psoriasis is not characterized by scalling.
  • Inverse psoriasis is characterized by inflamed, bright red, smooth pathes of skin.
  • It can be very itchy or painful.
  • If the skin rubs to gather in the folds, symptoms will be aggravated.
  • Sweating in the skin folds may also aggravate affected areas.
  • Most commonly affected areas include the armpits, groin, skin between buttocks and skin under breast.
  • In obese patients there may be symptoms under the belly.
Inverse psoriasis

Psoriasis function :

Most of patients suffering with psoriasis function normally,sometime because of psoriatic patch and its silvery skin patient may loose confidence or hide his/her self from more communications. repeatedly this kind of incidence patient may lose confidence and depressed related to psoriasis.

Psoriatic arthritis :

Psoriatic arthritis is all the more difficult situation where you find psoriasis associated with joint pain (arthritis). This shows deeper affection of the underlying problems.

The changes in the blood which lead to psoriasis are now also bringing changes in the joints, which could even be irreversible. Any joint could be affected in this process. The joint affection relatively becomes more difficult to treat. Interestingly, there is good treatment for psoriatic arthritis in homeopathy, especially if treated in the early stages.

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