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The 5 Types of Psoriasis

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While some people may assume that there is only one type of psoriasis, we are here to educate. There are actually five type of psoriasis, all with varying factors and differences. Let’s take a look…

#1: Plaque. This is the most common form of psoriasis. It is described as raised, red patches that are covered in a white buildup of dead skin cells. This type most often occurs on the knees, elbows, lower back, or scalp.

#2: Guttate. This form of psoriasis starts as a child (toddler or young adult). It is the second most common type, and is described as small, red spots across the skin. They can appear in hundreds.

#3: Inverse. This type of psoriasis is also known as intertiginous psoriasis. It is described as red lesions in body folds, appearing both smooth and shiny.

#4: Pustular. This type of psoriasis is described as white blisters filled with pus (not infectious) that are surrounded by red skin. It is not contagious.

#5: Erythrodermic. This type of psoriasis is the most severe type, and is the most rare. It often affects most of the body’s surface, and will look fiery red. It is widespread and extreme itching and pain will accompany it.

To learn more about these five types of psoriasis, visit the National Psoriasis Foundation website.


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