3 Types of Psoriasis and the Symptoms


Psoriasis is a chronic disease that lasts for a lifetime. The symptoms and signs of the disease vary depending on the type and the person. For some people the symptoms can clear up for years at a time, which is known as remission.

Here are the types of psoriasis and the symptoms:

1. Plaque psoriasis

  • Patches that thicken when scratched
  • Silvery-white coating patches
  • Raised, reddish patches that appear anywhere
  • Patches appear in the elbows, knees, lower back and scalp
  • Itching
  • Nails with pits that are crumbling

2. Guttate psoriasis

  • Spots that appear after an illness like strep throat
  • Small red spots, commonly on the arms, trunks and legs
  • Spots that clear in a few weeks or months without treatments
  • Spots that appear where the person ha plaque psoriasis

3. Pustular psoriasis

  • Bumps often only on the soles and palms
  • Red, swollen and dotted skin with pus-filled bumps
  • Brown dots on the skin after pus-filled bumps dry
  • Soreness on the bumps

This type of psoriasis has a special symptom, which is when pus-filled bumps cover the body, the person may have bright-red skin. He or she will feel ill, and always exhausted. Commonly, the person who had this psoriasis also has a fever, chills, rapid pulse, severe itching, muscle weakness and loss of appetite.

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