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5 Types Of Psoriasis

Patients often think of psoriasis as a single skin disorder. In fact, there are many types of psoriasis, although people will normally have only one type of psoriasis at a time.

Each type of psoriasis has very distinct symptoms and characteristics and can appear on the skin in a variety of ways. Psoriasis is not contagious, so there is no need to worry about the infection.

Plaque Psoriasis

It is characterized by raised, inflamed, red skin lesions covered by silvery white scales. Typically the attack areas are found on patients elbows, knees, scalp, even lower back. As the most common type of psoriasis, about 80% of psoriasis patients who have this type of psoriasis.

Guttate Psoriasis

It often starts in patient of childhood or young adulthood. Appears as pink, small, individual spots on the skin of the arms, torso, and legs. These spots are not commonly as thick as plaque skin lesions. And the child and young adulthood usually have a infection history. So we parents should let them get rid of infection, catching a cold as well as injury.

Inverse Psoriasis

In verse psoriasis is usually found in your armpits, in groin, under the breasts, and in other skin folds around the genitals and the buttocks. This psoriasis appears as bright red skin lesions that are smooth, shiny skin lesions.

Pustular Psoriasis

This type of psoriasis primarily seen in adults, which is characterized by white blisters of noninfectious pus surrounded by red skin. It can either be localized to certain areas of patients body, such as the hands, feet, or the most of the body.

Erythrodermic Psoriasis

This is a particularly inflammatory type of psoriasis which affects most of the body skin. It is characterized by widespread, periodic, fiery redness of the skin and the shedding of psoriatic scales in sheets. It is a rare and severe type of psoriasis. So the medicine and treatments are strong effective than the other types of psoriasis.

There are five types of psoriasis. But there are also the other types of psoriasis. And all patients have psoriasis, but the symptoms may very, so the treatments for psoriasis should base on the concrete type and stage.

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