Example of guttate psoriasis
Guttate psoriasis appears as small, reddish dots. These dots usually appear on the upper body, legs, and arms, but can be on any area. This type of psoriasis commonly appears in teenagers. It often occurs suddenly and sometimes appears because of a respiratory infection, such as strep throat.
This form of psoriasis appears in the folds of the skin as smooth, red patches without the scales found in plaque psoriasis. It may also cause itching. Inverse psoriasis may appear in the genital area, as well as under the breasts and in the armpits. Because it appears in skin folds where there is constant rubbing, there is a higher chance that lesions will spread to skin that wasn’t already affected.
Example of pustular psoriasis
Pustular psoriasis appears as small, white, fluid-filled blisters (pustules) surrounded by swollen, reddish skin. It may be on the palms and bottom of the feet. However, this type of psoriasis can cover the entire body and cause fevers, fluid imbalances, and infections. Many people with this type of psoriasis need to be hospitalized.
Example of erythrodermic psoriasis
Erythrodermic psoriasis can cover the entire body. The skin appears bright red with a lot of fine scaling. It can be very painful and there may be severe itching. Because symptoms are so widespread, this type of psoriasis can be very serious. It can cause your body to lose proteins and fluids, and a decrease in body temperature, which can lead to life-threatening illness and may require hospitalization.