It is important to understand signs and symptoms of psoriasis in order to determine proper treatment and to keep this skin disorder under control enhancing the quality of life. There are several types of psoriasis (picture 1), which rarely happen in a pile. Usually a patient suffers from one or two at a time.
Types of psoriasis pictures
So, what do we know of types of psoriasis (picture 1)? There are lots of them including the various severities leading to new signs. Now we discuss the most frequent and frank ones. We’d say that the most profound is psoriatic arthritis, which occurs in 5% of people with this disease. Very seldom it starts before the skin is damaged. Inflammation at fingers, looking like sausages, starts, the spurs develop. Though, the most common signs and symptoms of psoriasis (pictures in the gallery) are skin lesions of various forms.
They can be round, oval, expanding into patches. The color can be red, white, silvery with scaling. The sores can affect trunk, hands, knees, elbows, feet, scalp – almost any part of the body including awkward ones like face or genital organs. So, there is no one answer to the question what does plaque psoriasis look like, that is why we consider some of its types apart.
Guttate psoriasis symptoms pictures
The guttate psoriasis (picture 2) is known by generalization all over the body, though, it is rather uncommon and happen with children or young adults. A lot of small bright-pink bumps like drops appear suddenly and develop on the arms, legs, trunk, and so on except for nails, palms and back of the feet. Sometimes fine scales can be observed on the bumps. The infection like cold can cause outbreaks.
The guttate psoriasis symptoms are connected with itching also that is why it is important not to interfere into the rash and escape additional infection. The patient with plaque psoriasis suffering from it for a long time can experience the symptoms of guttate psoriasis (images at the bottom).
Pustular psoriasis symptoms images
Pustular psoriasis (image 3) happens not often and mostly in adults, the average age is 50 years old. When there are a lot of bumps filled with pus and surrounded by reddish skin, it is a sign to turn to a doctor who will diagnoses pustular psoriasis with great probability. The symptoms can be confused with infectious ones but a patient should be aware and do not wait until the complications. This type may develop on one area or cover almost all body.
As to the latter the physicians speak about “generalized” disease, which requires immediate medical help. The first signs of psoriasis can be acute and include fever, muscle weakness, nausea, chills, burning and itching. When there is pustular psoriasis on feet (pictures below), it is rather painful. The complications are connected with the fact that these parts are always under pressure and the raised bumps can be damaged and hurt.
Inverse psoriasis symptoms pictures
The inverse psoriasis (picture 4) affects folds in the skin and that is complicated because the disease develops under conditions of continuous friction. It can be found under arms, in inner thigh area or under a woman’s breasts. The skin on one part of the body rubs against skin of other part and that makes it difficult to treat this disorder. It is usually followed by plaque psoriasis and in this case the dry scaly lesions typical for this type affect large areas, while inverse psoriasis appears only in small patches.
The inverse psoriasis symptoms are uncomfortable and look like not raised rash without signs of dry skin around. The affected areas are moist when you touch them causing itching. It looks like fungal infection though it never develops into nail psoriasis, which also resembles some fungus ruining nail plate. In order to increase comfort level, the skin should be kept dry. The soft and loose clothes should be chosen.
Erythrodermic psoriasis symptoms pictures
The erythrodermic psoriasis (picture 5) is a very rare health condition affecting only three percent of the population. Though, it can turn to be rather severe and dangerous covering the skin already affected with plaque psoriasis. As any types of psoriasis it starts with skin lesions in the form of red rash covering all body and making skin unable to control temperature of the body and thus it stops to be a barrier against infections leading to life-threatening cases.
The particular early symptoms of psoriasis (pictures in gal.) of this kind include burning, itching, pain, sometimes severe pain, increased heart rate, the instable temperature of the body. Erythrodermic psoriasis affects the skin and changes the overall body state. It is followed with temperature instability and may result in swelling because of fluid retention. It can lead to pneumonia and heart failure, almost always the severe cases require hospitalization.
Severe psoriasis symptoms pictures
As any disease this skin disorder can be mild, moderate and severe psoriasis (picture 6). If a large body area is damaged, we can speak about complications. It quality of life is decreased and the patient feels depressed and suffers from pain being emotionally lost, also we should consider the severe forms. When the disease starts, a patient is not irritated too much, but severe psoriasis symptoms can turn to the life threating conditions with lethal outcome.
For example, severe plaque psoriasis (pictures below) looks like a dry skin damaged with patches with silvery dead skin cells upside. They are itchy and painful in particular when there are lots of them. If we speak of severe scalp psoriasis, it is also a cosmetic issue. It usually affects face, including ears and can spoil the skin. Moreover, the eyes can be hurt and that is too dangerous as far as it can compromise vision.