Psoriasis can develop on various parts of the body such as the back, elbow, knees, legs, soles, scalp, face, and palms. Psoriasis forms in a cycle in which the severity of the condition might flare up for a few days or a week, and again it will subside or even go into remission.
There are several types of Psoriasis with various effects; some of them are:
Plaque Psoriasis – This is the most common form of Psoriasis that causes dry and red skin patches that are covered with silvery scales. These scales might be itchy or tender and usually appear on our elbows, knees, lower back, and scalp.
Nail Psoriasis – As the name suggests, it affects the fingernails and toenails, which causes pitting, abnormal skin growth, and discoloration. In this condition, the nails might even loosen up and get separated from the nail bed. Severe cases are also seen in which the nails crumble and fall.
Guttate Psoriasis – This form of Psoriasis primarily affects young people. Guttate Psoriasis is triggered by a bacterial infection known as strep throat. It is visible as small drop shape scaling on the trunk, arms, and legs.
Inverse Psoriasis – This form of Psoriasis affects the skin fold of the buttocks, groin, and breasts. It forms smooth patches upon the skin that is red in color. This condition can worsen with the effects of friction and sweating and is triggered by fungal infections.
Erythrodermic Psoriasis – This is a rare type of Psoriasis that affects the entire body with a red peeling rash that can cause itchiness and dryness.
Psoriatic Arthritis – This type of Psoriasis affects the joints of our body. It causes similar effects to arthritis, causing stiffness and damage to the joints. If this condition is not managed, it can cause permanent damage to the joints.