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What Are The Symptoms Of Psoriasis?
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There are too many skin conditions; this makes it difficult for one to know which condition they actually suffer from. Psoriasis is this one condition that we all want to avoid, and should it cross our path we want to make sure it is psoriasis, for us to take the best control measures, to keep it in check.

There are five types of psoriasis a fact that makes it difficult to understand it symptoms, as they all present themselves differently. The five are; plaque, guttate, postural, inverse and erythrocyte.

Plaque is the most common of the five. Below are the symptoms of each of them.Plaque is the most common type, appearing in form of red and white patches of scale on the skin surface. In some people it has no physically visible symptoms. It mostly occurs on the skin of elbows and knees. It can also affect other areas of the skin including; the scalp, feet soles, palms, and the genitals

Guttate psoriasis is not a common psoriasis skin condition, small, red, and scaly tear-drop spots appear on the arms, legs, and middle of the body. Its patients are mostly under the age of thirty. The spots are covered with silver like scales and are mostly on arms, and legs

Inverse is very uncommon and presents itself in form of; skin rash, mostly on hidden parts of the body. It mostly occurs on hidden parts such as armpits and genitals. It is painful and itchy.

Pustule psoriasis is also uncommon. Presents itself as clearly defined, raised bumps filled with pus. The skin under and around these bumps turns reddish. Large portions of the skin may redden. It is the worst of all of them.

Erythroderma is uncommon appearing as general redness of the skin that involves almost all the skin surface.

The general symptoms of psoriasis include:

  1. Red raised patches on the skin, often covered with silver like scales. Plaques can occur anywhere, but commonly they occur on the knees, elbows, scalp, hands, feet, or lower back.
  2. Itchy and painful, especially if the psoriasis patches are in hidden body parts, such as under the breasts, armpits, genitals or buttocks.
  3. Existence of Small dents on the nails, discolouration of nails, accumulation of skin under the nails, and gap between the nail and nail bed.
  4. Joint inflammations, especially on the knee joints and arms
  5. .Plaques (scales) on the same parts of the body, such as; similar scale on knees, arms or elbows.
  6. Serious dandruff on the head, it could be due to scales caused by psoriasis.
  7. Genital sores especially in men. Lesions form in the genital as a result of the condition
  8. The skin becomes dry and has scales like formations

All these are the general signs of psoriasis; there could be others that have not been included in the article. It is always good to see a doctor who will give directed advice, plus conduct a medical check up to know the true nature of any skin condition.


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