Psoriasis comes in a variety of forms, and each one has unique indications and symptoms:
The most prevalent type of psoriasis, results in scale-covered, dry, elevated skin patches (plaques). They could be few or numerous.
They typically show up on the scalp,lower back, elbows, and knees. Depending on the skin tone, the patches have different colors.
On dark or Black skin, the afflicted skin may heal with transient color changes (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation).
Cracking, irregular nail growth, and discoloration can all be brought on by nail psoriasis affect both fingernails and toenails.
The nail bed may become loose and separate from psoriatic nails (onycholysis). A serious illness could make the nail fall out.
Young people and children are most commonly affected with guttate psoriasis. Usually, a bacterial infection, like strep throat,
is what sets it off. Small, drop-shaped scaling patches on the trunk, limbs, or legs are its telltale sign.
The groin, buttocks, and breast skin folds are mostly damaged by inverse psoriasis. It results in scaly, inflammatory skin patches
that get worse with friction and perspiration. This kind of psoriasis may be brought on by fungi.
Rarely, pus-filled blisters with a distinct appearance are the result of pustular psoriasis. Large or tiny regions of the palms or
soles may have it, as well as scattered patches.
Erythrodermic psoriasis, the least frequent form of the condition, can cover the entire body in a peeling rash that can itch or burn severely.
It may be acute (short-lived) or prolonged (chronic).