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Guttate PsoriasisGuttate psoriasis is a type of psoriasis that looks like small, salmon-pink drops on the skin. The word guttate is derived from the Latin word gutta, meaning drop. Other symptoms and signs include nail changes and itchy drop-like lesions. This type of psoriasis usually resolves on its own in a few weeks. More resistant cases may benefit from PUVA therapy.
Ask How Does Psoriasis Start OutI’ve recently noticed some patches of dry skin on my arms. Some people in my family have psoriasis and I’m afraid I may have the disease. How does psoriasis start out?
Ask How Serious Is Psoriatic ArthritisI was just diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. Am I going to have a significant disability? How serious is psoriatic arthritis?
PsoriasisPsoriasis is a common and chronic skin disorder caused by inflammation that affects 1%-2% of people in the U.S. There are several different types of psoriasis. Clinical types of psoriasis include pustular psoriasis, erythrodermic psoriasis, or guttate psoriasis. Psoriasis is typically found on the knees, elbows, lower back, and scalp. Symptoms and signs include red, raised, scaly areas on the skin that may itch or burn. Treatment may involve topical therapy, phototherapy, and medication.
Understanding Psoriasis MedicationsThere are a number of good treatment options to control the skin lesions of psoriasis. Topical agents are practical when treating localized disease. Phototherapy should be considered if the disease covers more than 5%-10% of the total body surface area. Systemic agents should be started only after both topical treatment and phototherapy have been carefully considered.
Psoriatic ArthritisPsoriatic arthritis is a specific autoimmune condition in which a person has both psoriasis and arthritis. Some psoriatic arthritis symptoms and signs include scaly red skin on certain areas of the body, nail changes, eye inflammation, iritis, and inflammation of the muscles and tendons where they connect to the bone. There are a variety of psoriatic arthritis types. The goal of psoriatic arthritis treatment medications and lifestyle changes is to control inflammation.
Pustular PsoriasisPustular psoriasis is an uncommon form of psoriasis. People with pustular psoriasis have clearly defined, raised bumps on the skin that are filled with pus (pustules). Treatment incorporates topical therapy and systemic therapy.
Types of PsoriasisPsoriasis is a chronic disease of the skin that affects approximately 5.5 million people in the United States. Typical characteristics of psoriasis are red, dry, patches of skin and inflammation.
What Is PsoriasisPsoriasis is a skin disease that causes red raised patches of skin covered with silvery thick scales. Environmental factors and injuries may trigger psoriasis flare-ups.
Ask Whats the Best Thing to Put on PsoriasisI’ve gotten all sorts of recommendations for topical medications for my psoriasis, but there are so many kinds, I’m sort of at a loss. What’s the best thing to put on psoriasis?
Plaque Psoriasis Topic Guide - Visuals
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Plaque Psoriasis Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins
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