Psoriasis is a skin condition that is occurred due to autoimmune dysfunction. A person suffering from it may experience bumpy, itchy skin with red patches.

It is not a fatal disease but a person suffering from it may get uncomfortable through the period. You can clearly identify this condition on your skin anywhere on the body. It might make you uncomfortable in social gatherings and you will need to stay hydrated and avoid sweating because every time you sweat, the condition might worsen.

Different types of Psoriasis

Different types of Psoriasis are observed in people that are suffering around the globe. Some of them are given below:

  • Plaque Psoriasis
  • Guttate Psoriasis
  • Pustular Psoriasis
  • Erythrodermic Psoriasis
  • Inverse Psoriasis

Plaque Psoriasis

The most common type of Psoriasis is Plaque Psoriasis. There is a percentage of people around 75% to 85% who have suffered from this disease. In this type, the skin turns hot flaming red with a silver pattern on it that is called plaque. They can be found anywhere on your body but mostly on your elbows, knees, scalp, and back.

Guttate Psoriasis

Mostly in children, if they are suffering from Psoriasis then Guttate type can be found. It turns the skin of the children into red spots. Although they are not crusty because in children skin is usually soft. From the study, it is observed that the main cause of it is a bacterial infection. There are many causes of this disease like skin conditions due to injury, getting stressed, and tonsils.

Pustular Psoriasis

It is a very type of Psoriasis that can be found in adults mostly. The skin is filled with Lesions and Pus in Pustular Psoriasis. The spread patches can be observed on the skin of a person who has this condition. The occurrence of this condition on your skin can often be found on your hands, feet, and other parts. You can live with this condition among other people as it is not contagious. It is observed over the time that it can be turned into red harsh skin.

Erythrodermic psoriasis

It is often called the rare type of Psoriasis that is inflammatory. It can spread to your whole body if you do not diagnose on time. If a person is suffering from Plaque type Psoriasis, then it might turn into Erythrodermic Psoriasis if not taken care of in time. You may experience the peeling of your skin but it is rarely happening in this condition. Your ankles might get affected by this. Thick fluid may come from the swelled portions of your skin.

Inverse psoriasis

It is usually developed in those parts of your body in which your skin touches with each other just like groins, armpits, or under your breast. It can be mostly observed in the buttocks and on your genital skin. In this condition, you can expect that you will have lesions and no more skin scaling. It is the most common type of psoriasis in obese people because they have deeper skin folds and constant sweating makes it worse for them. People with this condition are more likely to have a fungal infection[i].

Psoriasis Symptoms

Symptoms of Psoriasis are very diverse in nature and that is why there is no rule to determine that someone has it or not. It varies from person to person. It is more difficult to determine that whether a person has it or not because if a person has it on his neck, then the other person doesn’t need to have it there too. It can be genetically passed through your family members. When your immune system gets over efficient in its working then this condition can occur. Normally a person sheds his skin cells within a month but due to this condition, it can be only in 4 to 6 days approximately. There are some common symptoms given below:

  • Red and thick scaly patches can be seen on your skin with bare eyes.
  • Your skin will be going to crack and at some point, it may bleed.
  • Your skin may get sore and ultimately red patches will appear.
  • You will feel itching and burning of your skin consistently.
  • Your nails may be shed over the time due to Psoriasis.
  • You can be suffered from joint issues.

There is another thing that it is not necessary for any person, who is suffering from it, will have the same symptoms as the others. Maybe you will have some other issue with your skin but not a Psoriasis problem. It is a cyclic disease in which symptoms go from high to low. If a person has suffered from it and got recovered then it is not necessary that he will never have it.

Main Causes of Psoriasis

It is an autoimmune disease [ii]and the causes of Psoriasis are not been found yet. It damages your immune system in a way that develops a condition in your body. During the cell fight, wrong cells get affected in the process and ultimately develop a condition of Psoriasis. During the process, an inflammatory fluid is produced that spreads in your whole body. Some of the triggering causes of Psoriasis are given below:

  • Having constant stress
  • Longer anxieties
  • An injury to your skin in any circumstances
  • Fungal infections
  • Unusual imbalance of your hormones

It is an established fact that sometimes certain medicines also cause Psoriasis. For example, the use of Lithium, Indomethacin, etc. if you have any dietary issues and you are malnutrition then you may suffer from it. The weather conditions where you live, do matter a lot because your skin may not be adjustable to the current weather.


There are multiple ways to diagnose Psoriasis, some of them are given below:

  • Doctors may conduct your physical examination to determine the current stage of your skin condition.
  • An expert can see with the naked eye that you have some skin condition but it will be thoroughly checked that at what stage you are.