What Is Psoriasis (cont.)
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There are many topical and systemic treatments for psoriasis, but it must be born in mind that although many of them are effective in improving the appearance of the skin disease, none of them cure the condition.
Picture of plaque psoriasis on the elbow. Plaque psoriasis is the most common type of psoriasis. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
Picture of guttate psoriasis. Red drop-like lesions are found on the skin. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
A close-up view of guttate psoriasis. Notice the salmon-pink (red) drop-like lesions. Fine scales can be seen on the lesions. These scales are much finer than those associated with plaque psoriasis. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
Picture of plaque psoriasis with fissures, which are splits in the skin. Fissures usually occur where the skin bends (joints). The skin may bleed and is more susceptible to infection. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
Picture of plaque psoriasis on the back. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
Picture of severe plaque psoriasis. Note the classic red color and scales or plaque. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
Picture of pustular psoriasis. Note the clearly defined, raised bumps on the skin that are filled with pus (pustules). The skin under and around these bumps is reddish. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
Picture of palmoplantar pustular psoriasis, a type of pustular psoriasis that appears on the palms of the hands or the soles of the feet. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/6/2017
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