Photos of all types of psoriasis

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Plaque psoriasis
Scalp psoriasis
Nail psoriasis
Flexural psoriasis
Guttate psoriasis
Pustular psoriasis
Erythrodermic psoriasis
Psoriatic arthritis

Photos of all types of psoriasis are available in several medical journals. Psoriasis is a skin condition that is often marked by red scaly patches. Several different types of psoriasis are out there but in most cases people usually have one at a time. Sometimes, the symptoms go away then another type of psoriasis shows itself in response to a trigger. Here is a brief overview of the main types of psoriasis.

Plaque psoriasispsoriasis back

It is the most common type of psoriasis and is sometimes known as psoriasis vulgaris. It causes inflamed, red and raised skin that is covered by silvery white scales which may burn or itch and can appear anywhere on the body but is most common on the elbows, scalp, knees and lower back.

Inverse psoriasis

It appears as smooth, bright-red shiny lesions and it doesn’t have scales. It usually appears in the armpits, groin, under the breasts and in skin folds around the buttocks and genitals. It may worsen because of its location from sweating and rubbing.

psoriasis feet photoGuttate psoriasis

It often starts suddenly in childhood or as a young adult and occurs in less than 2% of psoriasis cases. It causes small pink-red spots to appear on the skin and usually appears in the upper arms, scalp, thighs and trunk.

Pustular psoriasis

It causes pus filled bumps surrounded by red skin. Reddening appears first then scaling and finally the formation of pustules. It may appear in one area of the body or cover most of the body when it is generalized.

psoriasis arm

Nail psoriasis


It affects up to half of all those affected by psoriasis and is even more common among those who have psoriatic arthritis. With nail psoriasis, you are even more likely

to also have a fungal infection.

Erythrodermic psoriasis

This is the least common form of psoriasis but it is also very serious. It affects most of the body and if you happen to have erythrodermic psoriasis symptoms you should see a doctor immediately as it can be life threatening.

psoriasis arms

Psoriatic arthritis

This is where a person has both arthritis and psoriasis. The most common joint are: warm joints that sometimes become discolored, stiff and painful joints, sausage swelling of the toes and fingers.


Psoriasis photos

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