June 8, 2023

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Types of Psoriasis that you may come across

Psoriasis (สะเก็ดเงิน, which is the term in Thai) is a chronic immune system condition that leads to the fast build-up of skin cells. This build-up results in scaling on the surface of the skin.

It’s common to have redness and inflammation around the scales, and in some cases, these patches will break and bleed.

Psoriasis occurs when the skin production speeds up. Usually, skin cells develop in the inner skin and gradually rise to the outer surface, falling off eventually falls off. This cycle takes about one month to complete.

There are five kinds of psoriasis:

Plaque Psoriasis 

Plaque psoriasis is the most common kind of psoriasis.

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) suggests individuals with the condition are mostly plaque psoriasis patients. It causes redness, inflammation that spread over some parts of the skin. These inflammations are usually covered with plaques or whitish-silver scales. These plaques are mostly found on the knees, scalp, and elbows.

Guttate Psoriasis 

Children have guttate psoriasis the most. It causes white, pus-filled blisters. Guttate psoriasis is mostly seen on the torso, legs, and arms.

Pustular psoriasis 

Common in adults and causes white blisters that are pus-filled and spread inflamed skin. Pustular psoriasis usually grows on smaller areas, for example, the feet or hands, but it can spread wide.

Inverse Psoriasis 

Reverse psoriasis causes red, shiny, inflammation. Inverse psoriasis Patches grow under breasts or armpits, in the groin, or around genital skin folds.

Erythrodermic Psoriasis 

Erythrodermic psoriasis is a severe and uncommon sort of psoriasis.

This kind usually covers large areas of the body. The skin nearly seems burned from the sun. Scales that grow frequently shed off in large sheets. It’s normal for an individual with this kind of psoriasis to run a fever or become extremely sick.

This kind can be dangerous, so people who have it should see a doctor as soon as possible.