What are the different types of Psoriasis and their symptoms?

Some common types of Psoriasis and their symptoms include:

  • Plaque psoriasis (psoriasis vulgaris), the most common form, is characterized by thick red patches of skin, often with a silver or white scaly layer. These patches often appear on the elbow, knees, lower back and scalp
  • Guttate psoriasis appears in small red spots on the skin. The spots are small, separate, and drop-shaped, often appearing on the torso and limbs, but may appear on the face and scalp
  • Flexural or inverse psoriasis often appears in skinfolds, such as under the breasts, in the armpits or groin area. It is likely red and often shiny and smooth
  • Pustular psoriasis develops quickly in the form of many white pustules surrounded by red skin. It can vary if it affects an isolated area or most of the skin’s surface
  • Erythrodermic psoriasis is a severe and very rare type of psoriasis. It often covers large sections of the body at once appearing sunburnt, with scales sloughing off in large sections. It may come with a high fever and individuals are encouraged to see a doctor immediately