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Types of psoriasis

What types of psoriasis?

The symptoms of psoriasis, or skin disease that affects 3% of the population, can eliminate 100%, but you need to match specific treatment for psoriasis. A variety are few.

Types of psoriasis differ from each other appearance changes of the skin, the intensity of these changes, but also the site of occurrence. The most common type is the ordinary psoriasis (also called common) - as much as 80-90% of patients have exactly this variety. It can be recognized by the appearance of lesions - ordinary psoriasis is characterized by changes in relief, round or oval, covered with white (silver) scale.

Areas of skin lesions are clearly separated from healthy skin. This type of psoriasis is most common in the outer parts of the legs, arms, knees and elbows, back and head, although you can also meet him on the face, hands, feet and abdomen. Skin lesions caused by psoriasis vulgaris can completely overcome by using appropriately selected preparations.

Looks a little different type of psoriasis (papular) - Here lesions are small points in the form of droplets that appear on top of the head, limbs, but also on the body.

Interestingly, the appearance of this type of psoriasis may be associated with throat infections (lesions is likely to cause. Beads pharyngitis), common pellets can also be observed where the skin has a mechanical injury.

If the skin does not observe small droplets, but pimples filled with pus, it may be a symptom of pustular psoriasis. This type occurs in only a few percent of people with psoriasis - a small pimples may appear under stress, taking certain medications, but the cause of their occurrence is also infected.

Pustular psoriasis may be limited (pustules occur most frequently on the hands and feet), but can also be disseminated (redness of the skin over large areas, combined with pustules). In the first case, the lesions can be overcome by the use of topical treatment of external and the other with psoriasis or pustular psoriasis sparse, often requires hospitalization.

Another type of psoriasis is inverse psoriasis, which occurs where the skin bends, so in the groin, armpits, under the breasts or skin folds in obese people. Fairly easy to recognize not only because of the place of occurrence, but that inverse psoriasis is in the form of large, bright red amendments that are not covered with scales.

Equally easy to recognize two different types of psoriasis, also because of where they occur. Scalp psoriasis is characterized by itchy, scaly patches that can appear on the head under the hair, but also on the ears, neck, forehead. Nail psoriasis affects in turn fingernails and toenails, causing the occurrence of depressions in the nail plate, oil spots under the nail, the nail plate which turns yellow or white.

Nail psoriasis and scalp treated with other drugs than usual or pustular psoriasis. For each variety of suitable formulations must be chosen such. Line Dr. Michaels, where patterns of use are developed specifically for the type of psoriasis. This is important because in each of the preparations (soaps, cleansing gel, ointment, conditioner), there are other components that reduce the lesions on the skin.

Drastic psoriatic arthritis


The most dangerous, though rare kind of psoriasis are psoriatic arthritis. This variation is always combined with another type psoriasis and articular changes mainly affects joints in the limbs, but also happens psoriatic arthritis at the hips or the spine. Treatment of psoriatic arthritis requires not only visits to the dermatologist, but also in rheumatologist.

How to fight psoriasis?

The fight against psoriasis can take many months, so you need to prepare well - know your opponent, that is to know which type of psoriasis, we have to deal with. Then you can not only find the right medication, but also take appropriate dermocosmetics and preparations which can up to 100% offset the symptoms of the disease.

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